Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Wintergreen Ski Patrol.
Why should I join the Wintergreen Ski Patrol?
Well, to start with it is a very rewarding activity. You will be part of a close team of ski patrollers that work hard together, have a strong desire to help others, make it a safe and fun environment and all love to talk about skiing! If you would like additional information about becoming an Outdoor Emergency Technician and Wintergreen Ski Patroller, please review the Candidate/Challenge Handbook.
What does Wintergreen Ski Patrol do?
In general, the Wintergreen Ski Patrol, like the National Ski Patrol, is primarily about safety, promoting safe skiing, and providing rescue and emergency care for our guests at Wintergreen. The patrol also works with the resort area staff to provide any necessary service to Wintergreen's guests to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. Since we are all ambassadors of both our sport and our resort, Wintergreen Ski Patrol works to provide a friendly, helpful, and safe atmosphere for resort guests.
What is involved in becoming a Wintergreen Ski Patroller?
On The Hill Training:
At this point, you are now a Wintergreen Ski Patroller. You are fully qualified to participate in all aspects of patrolling except handling a toboggan. You can work as a patroller and/or begin ski, snowboard, and toboggan training.
Ski/Snowboard & Toboggan Training:
What other benefits are there to joining the Patrol?
Ski patrollers who remain in Good Standing earn the right to ski on their days off. This benefit is not “free”, you work hard and earn the right to ski! Once you are on the patrol you will generally find more "ins" with the skiing community, which means you have a better chance of finding good deals on skis equipment, clothing, lift passes, etc.
Can I Get An Idea Of What Patrolling Is Like Before I Sign Up?
Ski with Patroller Day:
We offer a "Come Ski with Patrol Day" every season. We give preference to individuals who have attended the "Come Ski with Patrol Day" session when it comes time to allocate slots in the candidate program. This event occurs mid-February and is held on a Saturday. All participants will shadow a patroller for the day. That patroller will demonstrate some of the training drills we do. All participants may attend a scene on the slopes regarding a guest with their patroller, shadow a patroller in our aid room and will assist a patroller with our open, close duties. This is NOT a tryout, and no one is required to demonstrate their skill level. If you CHOOSE to try any of the drills we demonstrate, it is strictly by your own choice.