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.
Note: If you are looking to join the Professional Ski Patrollers who are there to cover the mountain during the week and nights, please complete an application on the Bogus Basin website. Jobs are usually posted mid-September.
|You Must Apply||Click to fill out our online application to join the volunteer patrol.|
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 is only one entry point into our new patroller training program.
1) S.W.A.P. (Ski With A Patroller) which spans between Mountain Opening and March/April.
2) Spring Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC) which begins in early April (NSP # required to participate).
3) On The Hill OEC Certifications (Dec - Jan)
4) Toboggan Training / Certification (Late Jan - Early March)
To become a Basic Patroller, only the OEC is required. To become an Alpine Patroller you must complete the toboggan training. It is required in 2019 / 2020 season to start with S.W.A.P. 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, and 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.