BECOME A BETTER SKIER/BOARDER- As a ski patrol candidate you receive intensive on-hill training from certified instructors to refine your technique and to expand your boundaries.
LEARN PROFESSIONAL OUTDOOR EMERGENCY CARE SKILLS- You receive EMS training focused for on-hill first aid and transport. These skills can easily be applied to other facets of your life.
GET PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES AND DISCOUNTS- As a volunteer member of the National Ski Patrol at Wild Mountain, you and your family or friends receive drastically discounted season or day passes; special discounts at local winter sports retail stores; discounts at destination ski resorts; and special deals from national brands that support NSP such as Subaru, Patagonia, Keen, Rossignol, Head and many more.
The Wild Mountain Ski Patrol is currently seeking applicants of ALL ages to join their team. Applicants must have strong intermediate to advanced Ski or Snowboard skills. No past first-aid experience is required.
As a new candidate with fairly strong ski skills I was surprised at the improvement of my ski skills. The small adjustments suggested by the trainers along with the weekly practice as a patroller have made me a much better skier both here and when I go out west to play.
Wild Mountain has been my home ski hill since the 1980’s, and the Wild Mountain Ski Patrol like a big extended family. The friendships and mentors I’ve known through the years have have had such a huge and positive impact on my life. Now, it feels great to give back by helping people in a meaningful way on a weekly basis. My favorite phrase when mentioning what ski patrol is all about is- ”We ski to save lives and relieve suffering.” I also highly value the leadership training and development offered through NSP. I’m grateful and proud to be a member of the WMSP!
As a member of the patrol I thoroughly enjoy helping others while being able to spend additional time on the snow. Upon completion of my candidate year, the medical knowledge, ski skill improvement, and relationships have proven to be the real benefits.