Volunteer Ski Patrol

Copper Mountain Ski Patrol includes dedicated professionals providing a safe skiing and riding experience for guests and employees. Patrolling is fun, demanding, hard, and rewarding. Think about becoming a volunteer patroller today!

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About Copper Mountain Volunteer Ski Patrol

Copper Mountain volunteer ski patrol is made up of a dedicated group  that makes riding at Copper Mountain a safe, fun and exciting experience for our guests.  Patrolling encompasses so much more than just rescuing or assisting the injured skier. It includes snow safety, lift evacuation, opening up new terrain, marking hazards, sharing your love of the outdoors and the mountains with our guests, and don't forget those end of day sweeps while the last rays of the alpenglow kiss the peaks around you and knowing that, at that moment you might be the last person that high up on the mountain.  If you love the outdoors and helping people, are a strong skier or rider able to access all areas of our terrain in all conditions, have your Colorado EMT and CPR certifications, and want to join one of the best patrols in the country, then please apply online at www.coppercolorado.com/jobs.  We are always looking for the best!



  • The best view in the world!
  • Skiing/riding with a purpose
  • Season Pass for you and your dependents
  • Copper Mountain discounts
  • Industry discounts
  • Comp lift tickets to give to your friends
  • Training opportunities, EMT-continuing education credits
  • Practicing and constantly improving your EMT skills in a high alpine environment
  • Part of a great team
  • National Ski Patrol membership


  • Part time patrollers volunteer scheduled weekends throughout the season
  • Each season, part time patrollers volunteer a minimum of 24 weekend days, including a 2-day orientations/OEC training and 1 lift evacuation-training day
  • Attend the 8:00am morning meeting dressed out and ready to patrol. Patrol sweeps are generally off the mountain by about 5:30pm.
  • Extensive on mountain training to include: skiing/riding, medical scenarios and protocols, mountain orientation, rig running, etc
  • Candidates usually complete the training program within 2-4 months


  • Excellent physical condition, capable of volunteering long hours, adverse winter conditions, at high altitudes
  • Strong skier or rider able to safely access all areas of our terrain
  • Colorado (EMT-B) or greater, CPR certification


  • Provide appropriate medical care, and rescue to injured guests
  • Ski Terrain maintenance - boundary closures, ropes, signs, etc
  • Snow safety work - trail assessment, directed skiing, obstacles marking
  • Event coverage
  • Assisting Copper Mountain guests


Interested in Volunteer Ski Patrol?

 Join the Copper Volunteer program today! Apply online at www.coppercolordo.com/jobs.

Questions? Email recruiter@CopperColorado.com or phone 970.968.3060 ext 1