It takes a certain kind of person to be a ski patroller. It is a physically and mentally demanding job that becomes a way of life for those who chose to wear the red jacket. They are out on the mountain every day throughout the winter ski season, making the important decisions that keep skiers and riders safe.
At Northstar California, the ski patrol crew is made up of an incredible group of women working in a typically male-dominated field. And many of them are pursuing degrees or licensure in medicine or firefighting, in addition to patrolling, fully embracing the culture of the mountain in all areas of their life. Check out the following story of six of Northstar's female ski patrollers to find out what job love really is.