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It Seems Like Closing Was Just Last Week!

Summer was a blast and Summer Operations a huge............huge success! But, the days are starting to cool a bit so fall is around the corner and with fall comes our OEC class for our candidates and Bogus Basin Ski Patrol's Fall Refreshers. 

  • The BBSP OEC class schedule is on the BBSP.org calendar with the first class meeting on 6 Sept 2018. We are running a hybrid OEC class which means few lectures and lots of hands on skills training and evaluations. Patrick Arnold is the instructor of record so if you have any questions, he is the answer man. (Course P004180002)
  • Fall refreshers are on the calendar as well with the first OEC session happening on Saturday, 6 Oct 2018, (Course P004180003) at the Meridian St Luke's basement. On-the-Hill refreshers, Sunday, 7 Oct 2018 will be in the JR Simplot Lodge this year. The second On-the-Hill session will be Saturday, 27 Oct 2018. The second OEC refresher is Sunday, 28 Oct 2018, (Course P004180004) again, at St Luke's Meridian. Melanie will be the instructor of record for OEC refreshers so if you have any questions or would like to assist she is who to call.

Please go to the NSP.org website and sign up for your OEC Fall Refresher as soon as you can. 


Idaho Gives! What a Success! 

Bogus Basin Ski Patrol recieved $995 from just 15 donors. Mega thanks to each and everyone who gave. Check out the Idaho Gives website, 
www.idahogives.org/organizations  and look at how well other organizations fared with their fund drives.


Patrol Blast -- 1 May 2018


Idaho Gives! What a Brilliant Idea!

A single day each year, set up so people have a quick and simple way to donate to the charities and non-profit organizations that have positively impacted their lives. Check out the Idaho Gives website, 
www.idahogives.org/organizations  and explore all the diverse organizations participating this year.

When you do a search for Emergency Response organizations, you see a "Who's Who" list of some of Idaho's most outstanding organizations! And, this year BBSP is on that list. On many occasions, we as members of the Bogus Basin Ski Patrol, have felt a desire to donate to the patrol for a multitude of reasons. It is great that we go that little bit above and beyond our dues and time spent patrolling the mountain to help our fellow patrollers and Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area be the best that we can be. On 3 May 2018, that is just two days away, we can make that donation without even having to hit the ATM or write a check. All you have to do is hit the "Donate Button" and search for Bogus Basin. Then select View Profile to start the giving process..............it is that simple.

Thank you so much for everything you do in support of the Bogus Basin Ski Patrol. 


We're a different breed.


When it comes to being a ski patroller, there is no mold. There are, however, some common traits that all patrollers share. National Ski Patrol members have a strong desire to help others, learn emergency care techniques, improve their skiing and snowboarding skills, and enhance the safety and enjoyment of snow sports for all. Sound like you? Read on to learn how you can join our elite team.


First on. Last off.


Bogus Basin Ski Patrol members support their area management in preparing the mountain in the morning, rescuing and caring for injured guests throughout the day and making sure everyone gets down safely when the mountain closes. Sure it’s a long, action-packed day, but there’s nothing more rewarding than putting in a hard day’s work while having a good time and making lifelong friends in the process. Besides, it sure beats sitting in an office cubicle all day!


Learn new skills and put them to the test.


National Ski Patrol education programs offer you the chance to obtain world-class training. Learn about emergency care practices, search and rescue techniques, avalanche control, mountaineering, toboggan handling and many other interesting and essential skills. The most rewarding part is taking what you learn and putting it to the test on the slopes.


Are you up to the challenge?


Take your passion for snow sports to the next level by attending an applicant-screening day where you are invited to work with your local patrol. This is your opportunity to learn more about how the patrol operates and what is expected of its members, as well as a chance for the patrol to evaluate your individual talents and abilities. Simply follow the link below to our online application and our Director of Candidate Training will contact you.


So how do I join the Bogus Basin Ski Patrol?

We are always accepting applications for the upcoming patrol year. This year's class is full but we would like to ski with you this winter to start the candidate process for next season. A candidate will invest a full year in training and successfully pass all of the training disciplines before being selected and become a voting member of the patrol.


You Must Apply Click to fill out our online application.

Ski Skills Evaluation for Alpine Patrollers

Join us on the hill on to show us your ski/riding skills. If you are sufficient with our minimum skill level, we’ll invite you to join us for S.W.A.P. Please print & complete the following waiver prior to participation.

Join us on the hill, early in the season, for a day of familiarization as you Ski With A Patroller. We’ll pair you up with one of our patrollers and give you a first hand look into a day in the life of patrolling.


New Patroller Training Cycle

It takes commitment and training to become a Bogus Basin Ski Patroller.  While we do accept applications year round, there are only two entry points into our new patroller training program.

1)   Fall Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC) which begins in early September (NSP # required to participate)

2)   S.W.A.P. which spans between Mountain Opening and January. NSP # is required to move on to Toboggan Training.

To become a Basic Patroller, only the OEC is required.  To become an Alpine Patroller (Toboggan Certified) you must complete all three sessions.   It is recommended to start with S.W.A.P. However, Fall OEC is an alternative early entry point.  You cannot enter directly into Winter Toboggan Training without either passing the S.W.A.P program or obtaining the recommendation of the Patrol Director or their designate.  You must obtain your NSP membership prior to Toboggan and OEC Training.

The Patrol General Membership votes on candidates who have completed either the OEC portions or all portions as needed.




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