A desire to help people on the hill. You will become a first responder to the skiing public, so a desire to help is needed. You will also need a commitment to learn and practice new skills, like toboggan handling. You should also be a strong skier and have a passion for the sport. First, complete a "Ski with the Patrol" day, you will get a first hand experience in what being a patroller is like. Your ski skills will also be evaluated. When that is complete you will begin the Outdoor Emergency Care course. This course is offered once a year and is open to anybody who wants to learn more about emergency care in the outdoors. People interested in patrolling will also become certified in CPR and AED use. From there training will continue with toboggan handling and additional on-hill training.
You will get free season passes, opportunities to improve your ski, first aid and rescue skills. You also get the opportunity to ski with other professionals and develop friendships that will last a lifetime. In addition as a member of the national ski patrol you will get discounts on clothing and equipment. You can view additional benefits on our FAQ page.
Interested in learning more about joining the Beartooth Ski Patrol? Just fill out the form below and we'll be in touch to get you started on becoming a patrol member.