We’re looking for experienced ski patrollers to join our ski patrol team. We are opening new terrain for this upcoming season, and this position is part of a small group of veteran patrollers who will work together to open the terrain responsibly.

To apply, please email a resume and brief cover letter to [email protected]

Work with the team to open new and existing terrain within acceptable safety guidelines
Set up the mountain, including boundaries, signage and rope lines. Assist with mountain takedown if desired
Implement skier safety efforts, emergency response, first aid and preventative measures, building on Bluebird’s strong guest safety record
Patrol the mountain daily for avalanche control, guest safety and emergency response
Ensure that Bluebird’s operations comply with the Colorado Ski Safety Act responsibilities
Help us improve every day that we operate

What Makes This Job Great
– Work with a small, driven and delightful team headed by Pat Ahern
– Patrol in a wilder, less crowded environment with no chair lifts or base village
– Grow the sport of backcountry skiing and help bring something new to the ski industry

Pay is $18-$20 per hour, depending on experience
Bluebird Backcountry is located between Kremmling and Steamboat Springs Colorado, approximately a 35 minute drive from each.
We can provide employee housing if needed at a significantly discounted rate

As well as full-time patrollers, we are hiring for an Intern program and have volunteer opportunities available. Please see our website and reach out to [email protected]

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Medical, Mountaineering Skills, Ski Industry


At least two years of experience on a professional ski patrol
Passionate and experienced backcountry skier or splitboarder
Proficient in ski patrol activities such as sled handling and skier evacuation

Required Skills:

Wilderness First Responder or equivalent; Outdoor Emergency Care or equivalent preferred
Pro 1 avalanche training or equivalent; Pro 2 preferred
A competent skier, capable of uphill and downhill travel through rugged mountainous terrain under all weather and snow conditions in a safe and expedient

About Bluebird Backcountry Ski Area

Bluebird Backcountry is the first and only fully human-powered, in-bounds backcountry ski area in the country. With a mission to make backcountry skiing safer and easier to learn, our operation features a 1,200-acre avalanche-managed and ski-patrolled area with zero chairlifts. Guests visit to try backcountry skiing, develop their backcountry skills, and explore new terrain in a relatively safe, welcoming, social, and educational backcountry environment.

Bluebird Backcountry is located on the Continental Divide in Colorado, halfway between Kremmling and Steamboat Springs. Our team has a welcoming, energetic, get-it-done culture. We are excited to introduce a new way to think about skiing… and to see just how far we can take the Bluebird Backcountry concept.

Application Instructions

Please see our website and reach out to [email protected]