Why did we decided to unionize?

In many places, we can’t even afford to live in the mountain towns that we work in. The average wage for a ski patroller is around $13 and hour. That’s right, while we have specialized training and work in what can be very dangerous conditions, the resorts often pay us like unskilled teenagers in a first job.

Ski Patrollers are tasked with one of the most rewarding, but dangerous jobs in North America. From the high-profile to the ordinary – we do it all. From avalanche mitigation to evacuating a chairlift to answering questions about the mountain.

Like many of you, we feel that we should be treated with the respect and dignity that professionals deserve.