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Most of the patrollers that work weekends are volunteers. Every big resort has full-time patrollers. The pay usually isn't that great, but the way I look at it, some people work their asses off all week long so they have money to go skiing on weekends, whereas if your a full time patroller you're on the hill every day.
And OP, like I said before, check to see if your mountain has a Jr. Patroller program. It will prepare you to go online when you're old enough. If you want to make money at your age, look into instructing. You'll basically just be babysitting kids at the mountain, but you'll get a free seasons pass, most likely discounts on food and stuff, as well as pro-form deals.