Thursday, March 15, 2007
So, you feel drawn to help your fellow man - without fear of getting shot at, or years of medical school. How about the ski patrol? All the resorts have 'em. To see if you've got what it takes, head to Beaver Creek on March 24 or 31.
"We’ll be evaluating each candidate’s abilities in a variety of conditions, including steeps, crud, and powder." said Beaver Creek Ski Patrol Director Addy McCord. "We’re looking for men and women with strong, solid abilities in all conditions, not just finesse."
The ski test includes a few runs taken in variable conditions and evaluated by four or five members of Beaver Creek’s current patrol team. Patrolers are hired in fall. If hired, you'll help open and close the mountain each day, provide emergency medical care, share and enforce skier responsibility, watch for avalanche hazard and do some blasting, and help skiers and riders.
Still interested? Call the ski patrol at (970) 845-6610. Reservations are required and should be made in advance of either test date.