Crystal Mountain will be hiring full time ski patrollers for the 2022-23 winter season. Responsibilities include providing emergency medical care and evacuation, actively participating in our extensive avalanche control program, conducting search and rescue missions, and managing skier safety concerns. Ski patrolling can be an excellent profession to build off your background knowledge of first aid, snow science, technical rope skills, skiing, and mountaineering.

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Mountaineering Skills, Ski Industry


• Must be 21 years of age or greater
• Must possess the following certifications: US Avalanche Level 1 course, EMT or WFR, CPR
• Must be able to maintain reliable means of telephone notification when not at work

Required Skills:

We are looking for mature, responsible people to fill some key spots on our patrol. Applicants must have physical dexterity, strength and ability to ski at a proficient level in all conditions, including harsh environmental conditions for extended periods of time. This position may be required to work evenings, weekends and holidays. Able to lift, carry, or otherwise move and position a minimum of 50 pounds on an occasional basis.

Preferred Skills:

Prior patrol experience and mountaineering or climbing skills are a plus.

About Crystal Mountain

Crystal Mountain is located two hours SE of Seattle adjacent to Mount Rainier National Park. With 3100’ of vertical and 2600 acres of largely advanced terrain, Crystal is Washington’s largest ski area.

Application Instructions

Please use the following link to apply: https://www.crystalmountainresort.com/discover-crystal/employment