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 contact the patrol director at the ski resort of your choice to find out when they will be holding their applicant-screening day and get the complete details. Although the needs of each patrol vary, we can help put you in touch with the patrol representatives/directors in your area.


So how do I join the Bogus Basin Ski Patrol?

We are now accepting applications for the 2017 patrol year. This year's class is full but we would like to ski with you this winter to start the candidate process for the 2017/2018 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.


Click to fill out our online application.
Ski Skills Evaluation.
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 Step 3, SWAP. Please print & complete the following waiver prior to participation.
Join us on the hill 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.
OEC Course.
Our Outdoor Emergency Care course runs from April – June in Boise and will teach you the necessary first responder skills you’ll need to help patients on the hill.
Fall Refresher.
Join the rest of our Patrol during a weekend in September to participate in our annual OEC Refresher and On-the-Hill Refresher.
On-the-Hill Training.
Weekend training includes application of OEC skills in an outdoor winter environment and teaches you the necessary Ski & Toboggan skills required to transport patients off of the mountain.
The Vote.
Upon completion of your On-the-Hill training, the Patrol will vote to make you a member of the Patrol as an official Ski Patroller.


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