Working for a ski resort can be an extremely dangerous job and also extremely important to ensure the safety of both employees and skiers on the slopes. Employees for resorts are the first line of defense between the customers and the perils that can be found on the mountains. In this post I am going to analyze the dangers skiing can have and how keeping employees as the most important assets is key to running a successful resort.
Skiing is an awesome activity for all ages to enjoy and something the whole family can go out and do. It is also an action sport that comes with several very dangerous situations that can help be avoided by resorts investing in their employees. The first situation I will discuss is an avalanche, which we all know to be very deadly disasters that claim skier’s lives each year. They are easily the scariest and most deadly aspect of skiing, because they are essentially giant snow slides that engulf everything and everyone near it. Even the most prolific skiers are not safe from an avalanche, most notably is two U.S. Ski Team members were killed in an avalanche in the Austrian Alps just this past year, which has raised concerns about the safety of skiing. This article discusses the dangers of skiing and how these disasters have become a major concern in the ski community. They are often just unavoidable natural disasters, but many avalanches are man made per se and can be prevented through knowledgeable resort employees. Being aware and knowing the signs of what can cause an avalanche often times falls on the employees and is a major reason resorts that have high safety standards take such good care of their workers so they are always aware and alert to protect the individuals up on the slopes.
The next danger is collisions that happen everyday on the ski slopes. These are largely inevitable and just part of being a skier. What is important for ski resorts is to have fast response to these collisions to make sure the individuals involved do not suffer any further injuries from being left out on the mountain for too long.Fast response is the key to ensuring safety of riders so employees need to be on they toes in order to carry out their job. This requires a focused and aware person who truly cares about their job and the people they are watching over on the mountain.
Investing in employees is not the most important thing in many industries but is definitely the case in the ski and snowboarding industry. With the first major danger avalanches, employees need to know what to do when a disaster of the magnitude strikes and how to help prevent them for occurring. It is key to know the signs and when certain runs need to close to prevent accidental deaths on their mountains. The resorts that take care of their employees and give them the tools to protect both workers and customers do this not because they have too because we all know the dangers but because they care about everyone using their resort. Not all do but several of the industry leaders make a point to look for ways to make their resorts the safest they possibly can be and to always remember that everyone on the mountain has loved ones to go home too.