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. 


Growing up as a PK (Patrol Kid), skiing has always been an integral part of my life and it was only a matter of time until I became an NSP member. In addition to volunteering to support an activity that I love and helping others, the patrol provides many opportunities to use and develop skills and interests, on and off the hill. The WMSP is a special community where I can always find a friend to ski with, whether I’m on duty or not.

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.

Joining ski patrol at Wild Mountain was one of the coolest things I’ve ever done. Along with all of the perks you get by becoming a patroller, I’ve met some of my best friends through this program. You get to be on the hill and skiing with the excitement of never knowing what you get to treat that shift. Also, if you’re looking for a great college resume builder with a lot of volunteer hours, this program is super great for that as well!

I have been a skier for as long as I can remember and it has given me so much opportunity including ski patrol. Being able to give back has had a huge impact on my character. I have been able to meet so many people of all ages who have made an impact on my life. I have done ski lessons for years, but I have most significantly improved my ski skills while in Ski Patrol. Patrolling has taught me so many new things and has brought so much joy to my life.

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