When it comes to being a ski patroller, there is no mold. There are, however, some common traits that all patrollers share. National Ski Patrol members have a strong desire to help others, learn emergency care techniques, improve their skiing and snowboarding skills, and enhance the safety and enjoyment of snow sports for all. Sound like you?
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Advanced First Aid:
An Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC) course is offered through the NSP. Licensed EMT’s, nurses or physicians can take a ‘bridging’ course in lieu of the full OEC course.
A current CPR card. NSP recognizes either American Red Cross or The Heart Association. CPR cards must be renewed every year, even those with multi-year expiration dates.
The National Ski Patrol has various patroller roles. Once a new member or candidate passes all the first aid skills tests they become a Basic patroller. Strong skiers or snowboarders train with toboggans and become Basic Patrollers who primarily function on the hill.
There are two different programs within the National Ski Patrol. Basic, start at age 18 years, and a Young Adult Patroller (YAP) available for younger people that concentrates on First Aid and Skiing and Snowboarding skills.
Want to Become a Patroller?
Are you interested in becoming a member of the Lost Valley Patrol? It does come with a lot of perks, on and off duty. You will be providing service and safety in an environment that you already love. You can form lasting friendships with the best people in the world! You have the opportunity to hone in medical and rescue skills, something not available with very many memberships. Fill out the form below or email John Chasse for more info on joining the Lost Valley Patrol firstname.lastname@example.org