Are you Interested in Becoming a Ski Patroller?

The Lee Canyon Ski Patrol is currently recruiting patrollers for the 2017-2018 season. Candidates will be offered training in the following areas: Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC) through the National Ski Patrol, lift evacuation, toboggan handling, and ski/snowboard skills instruction and clinics.

Patrolling is not for everyone! It demands a high level of commitment and a great deal of time. As a NSP member, you provide life-saving medical care to the community. Patrolling also comes with great rewards; a dedicated patroller will learn new skills, gain access to pro-deals through numerous sponsors, and receive various resort privileges. 

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Welcome Back!!

Welcome to the Lee Canyon Ski Patrol resource site. If you are interested in joining the patrol, or to transfer from another patrol, click below and fill out our form. After submitting the New Patroller interest form, a Lee Canyon Ski Patrol board member will contact you to answer any questions you might have about our patrol, Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC), training, etc.

 

The National Ski Patrol

In March 1938, while officiating the National Downhill at Mount Mansfield in Stowe, Vermont, Roger F. Langley, then president of the National Ski Association, had an industry-changing idea. Langley was impressed by the "super patrol" for the race that Charles Minot "Minnie" Dole had created from members of the Mt. Mansfield, Pittsfield, and Burlington ski patrols. While watching the race at Shambles Corners on the Nosedive trail, Langley asked Dole if he would organize a national patrol like the one in use at the race. Not one to shy from a challenge, and having lost a friend on the slopes two years earlier, "Minnie" accepted, and the National Ski Patrol was born.

Today, the nonprofit National Ski Patrol still adheres to the creed of "Service and Safety" established more than 75 years ago. As the industry has evolved, so too has the NSP. The emergence of new snow sports like snowboarding, tubing, and snow-skating has introduced new equipment and terrain, requiring new safety and rescue techniques and emergency care methods to be developed and taught. In addition, greater access to the backcountry has brought new training and regimens for NSP members.

As the leading authority of on-mountain safety, the NSP is dedicated to serving the public and outdoor recreation industry by providing education and accreditation to emergency care and safety service providers. The organization is made up of more than 28,000 members serving over 650 patrols. Our members work on behalf of local ski and snowboard areas to improve the overall experience for outdoor recreationalists.

Life of a Ski Patroller

 

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If you decide to join the National Ski Patrol (NSP) you will embark on an adventure that will last you a lifetime.  You will learn emergency care skills that could help you save a life, you will enjoy the rewards of being able to help others on the slopes, and you will experience the friendship and camaraderie of an exceptional team of patrollers.

You will also put in many hours working hard to keep the mountain safe for the skiing public - digging out and lifting tower pads, side-slipping berms left by the cats, adjusting ropes and marking obstacles, maintaining Lee Canyon's cache of emergency equipment, etc.