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post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Not sure if this really belongs in the thread but I was wondering if anyone could give me some information on becoming a ski patrol. Anything as far as salary (hourly wage), needed medical background, certifications... would really help. Thanks, Drew.
post #2 of 11
Try posting in the Patrol Shack.

Also tell us where you are, where you'd like to patrol, etc.

Pay for pro patrol is a joke. You'd better be independently wealthy, or have another job.
post #3 of 11
quick stuff about Whistler, 1st year around $11 / hour, second around $17 and slow increases after that. Must be a good skier, no snowboarders allowed. Also Outdoor Level 3 first aid is required.
post #4 of 11
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Must be a good skier, no snowboarders allowed.
post #5 of 11
Drew,

Where do you live?
post #6 of 11
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Must be a good skier, no snowboarders allowed.
Maybe at Whistler. Most patrols allow snowboards.
post #7 of 11
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Maybe at Whistler. Most patrols allow snowboards.
Unfortunately not at Alpine Meadows. Oh well, I'm learning to ski again.
post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 
Denver, CO
post #9 of 11
Here is some info on the National Ski Patrol's website, that you may be interested in. You can also contact the Patrol Director (or any other Patroller will point you in the right direction) at the resort you are interested in, and they can give you an idea about when they are going to have another candidate class. We typically have a candidate class every 3-5 years, depending upon retirements, and injury status of our Crusty's.

They really helped improve my skiing, and it's a great fraternity of fellow skiers.

http://www.nsp.org/1/nsp/About_NSP/AboutNSP.asp
post #10 of 11
Whats the difference between a pizza and a ski patroller. A pizza will feed a family of four.
post #11 of 11

If anyone Is currently A Paid patroller, I am a Student Patroller in Jersey and there arnt many paid patrollers around to talk to, I want to become a Paramedic after High school and move out west top become a pro patroller, I just want to know some general advice you may have for me, How is the living as a patroller, What do you do for summer work, and what is the process to becoming a pro Patroller that is different than just going from candidate to OEC and S&T to become a Patroller? And Is it hard to find an opening on a mountain for a patrol job? Fell free to send me a private message.

 

 

Thanks!

Frank, HVSP

You Fall We Haul!

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