As a member of the National Ski Patrol, you are part of a dynamic, respected group of individuals whose love for skiing, snowboarding and all things fun in the snow is matched only by our commitment to helping others. While spending the day on the slopes rescuing skiers, providing medical care and in general being an all-around hero on the mountain is rewarding enough, there are other benefits to being a National Ski Patrol member.
National benefits include:
- Association magazines
- Education programs and credentials
- Education materials
- Promoting patrolling
- Member services
- Member purchase programs
First on. Last off.
National 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!
Requirements to join Christie Mountain Ski Patrol
- Ski or Snowboard at an intermediate level
- Initial Outdoor Emergency Care Training- 128 hours of classroom and hands on training
- Successfully pass National OEC written and practical exam
- Minimum Annual Training – 24 hours
- Annual Hill Requirements – all patrollers must commit to a minimum of one shift per week during the ski season
- Purchase initial training materials and supplies
- An annual membership due to National Ski Patrol
- Patrollers purchase their own patrol jacket