Join The Patrol

Are you passionate about being the trailblazer for those coveted first tracks after a massive snowfall? Do you relish the idea of hitting the slopes all season long without a lift ticket? Are you the type of person who naturally steps in to help when others are injured on the hill? If you answered YES to any of these, you’d be an ideal candidate to join our ski patrol team!

I Have No Medical Training

Our team is made up of individuals of diverse backgrounds; including police officers, teachers, accountants, retirees, and so many other individuals.  If you do not have a medical background we still want you!  We offer an Outdoor Emergency Care Program to teach you the skills needed to become a ski patroller.  To become a patroller you must:

  1. Be 18 years of age or older.
  2. Pay all dues.
  3. Complete a Healthcare Provider CPR course.
  4. Attend the Outdoor Emergency Care course.
  5. Complete the Task Book provided by the patrol.
  6. Take the OEC final written examination and skills testing.

I Am Medically Trained (Challenge Candidates)

If you are a Wilderness First Responder, EMT, AEMT, Paramedic, Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, or Physican you can easily join the patrol with your credentials.  In order to join as a medical professional you need:

  • To be 18 years or older
  • Register on our website to begin the process
  • Submit your Basic Life Support Certification card and your medical credentials
  • Pay our dues
  • Complete the Task Booklet provided by the Patrol
  • At the completion of the Task Booklet you will be eligible to take the OEC Challenge Examination

Are there any other requirements?

  • We do prefer patrollers with an intermediate level of skiing or snowboarding ability, although many of our patrollers do not ski or snowboard.  These patrollers are used in an auxiliary capacity by assisting guests in the first aid rooms.
  • Each patroller must commit to 10 days per season.
  • There is annual training that must be completed to maintain all credentials.  This training usually happens in October or November.

What are some of the benefits to patrolling?

  • Free skiing or snowboarding at Lee Canyon.  Patrollers are issued a season pass that can be used while on or off duty.
  • Free skiing or snowboarding at various resorts throughout the country.
  • Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC) training.
  • Annual refresher training.
  • Season passes for qualified family members.
  • Buddy passes.
  • Discounts at Lee Canyon’s cafeteria, gift shop, and repair shop.
  • Professional discounts on various items through the National Ski Patrol.
  • The feeling that comes from saving lives and helping people.

Volunteer vs. Paid Patrol

he Lee Canyon Ski Patrol is predominantly comprised of volunteers who bring a wealth of diverse backgrounds to the team. All volunteers must be members of the National Ski Patrol and commit to at least 10 days per season. Paid staff positions are filled through direct hiring by Lee Canyon. For details on paid opportunities at Lee Canyon, click here.