Interested in joining our patrol?
The award winning Willamette Pass Ski Patrol is a close-knit group of men and women, aged 15 to 82, who volunteer at the Willamette Pass Resort. Each year we draw talented applicants from a variety of backgrounds to work with us as patrollers, mountain hosts and youth patrollers. If you’re interested, we’d love to hear from you. Here are a few of the qualities we’re seeking from our applicants:
- Positive attitude and desire to help others
- Passion for winter sports and love of the outdoors
- Enthusiasm to learn new skills
Selection will be made on the basis of the written application, interviews, and references.
Patrollers provide assistance to the skiing public at the Willamette Pass Resort both on the ski runs and in our aid room. We are trained as Outdoor Emergency Care Technicians (similar to a Level 1 EMT). In addition, alpine patrollers are trained to transport injured patrons from the ski run down to the aid room. Note: alpine patrollers must also pass a ski test as part of the interview process. After filling out an application candidates will be given instructions on when and where to take the test. Non-alpine patrollers are not required to take a ski test.
Mountain hosts are ambassadors of the Patrol and Resort who help our customers enjoy our ski area. Mountain hosts welcome guests, answer questions, direct customers to various guest services, help guests find the right runs on the mountain, promote safe skiing and boarding and help the patrol with daily operations.
SPY Team, Young Adult Program
Our Ski Patrol Youth (SPY) program has been nationally recognized for setting the standard for youth ski patrollers. SPY patrollers are an extremely motivated group of high school aged youth who assist customers, coordinate work with adult patrollers and help the ski resort open and run smoothly.
The next step
Please review our frequently asked questions.
For consideration for the next ski season, applications should be received no later than May 15.
If you are interested in finding out more, please contact our recruiter at email@example.com.