The Lee Canyon Ski Patrol is an organization of about 40 skiers and snowboarders who serve the outdoor recreation public. The patrol is a department of Lee Canyon and members are part of the National Ski Patrol System, which has approximately 30,000 patrollers. The patrollers are trained in outdoor emergency first aid, emergency transportation, and emergency rescue. We combine our skills in skiing and snowboarding with patrol skill to serve the ski area and the public at Lee Canyon at Mount Charleston. The primary function of the patrol is to provide basic first aid and rescue injured customers. When the patrollers are not on a rescue you might find them helping out around the resort. Our patrollers might be seen assisting in customer relations or lift operations, or may be taking part in skier safety programs. We can easily be identified by our red jackets or vests with the white cross on the back. In the morning we are the first ones on the mountain and the last ones off in the afternoon — regardless of conditions.
Join The Patrol
Do you like getting first tracks after a fresh snow fall? How about serving the skiing/snowboarding community? If so, we are looking for you! Patrollers are required to serve 10 days per year and comes with some amazing benefits including FREE SKIING/SNOWBOARDING. Click here to learn more about what it takes to join the Lee Canyon Ski Patrol.
Don’t think you have what it takes to be a Patroller? Think again! Patrollers come from all walks of life. The Patrol is made up of Engineers, Lawyers, Physicians, Teachers, Police Officers, Retail Workers, and many other professions. All you need is the drive to be a Patroller. We will handle the rest.
Harry Pyne Weldon
2/14/1929 – 9/26/2019
Harry Pyne Weldon was born in Australia but came to the United States at the age of 2 when his parents returned. Hegrew up in California, joined the Coast Guard, and graduated from University of California, Berkley in structural and civil engineering. He worked as a construction engineer in California, London, Rotterdam, Cameron, Nigeria, Texas, Louisiana, and finally Las Vegas. With all of that Harry managed to be a volunteer ski patrolman for over 50 years, with the last 30 years spent with the Lee Canyon Ski Patrol. In addition he lead outings for the Sierra Club in different locations and served at the information desk at The Red Rock Conservation Area. He will be missed by family, friends, and longtime companion Marianne. Harry was a mentor, always had a story to tell, and he enjoyed helping people in a time of need or just chat to be friendly.
Know The Code
Common Sense, it’s one of the most important things to keep in mind and practice when on the slopes. The National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) believes education, helmet use, respect and common sense are very important when cruising down the mountain. NSAA developed Your Responsibility Code to help skiers and boarders be aware that there are elements of risk in snowsports that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce.
Seven Points to Your Responsibility Code
1.Always stay in control, and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
2.People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
3.You must not stop where you obstruct a trail, or are not visible from above.
4.Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
5.Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
6.Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
7.Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.