Joining the Patrol

Santiam Pass Ski Patrol

The Santiam Pass Ski Patrol is a volunteer, non-profit group organized to assist the skiing public by providing rescue, first-aid, and promoting safe skiing.

Available positions with the patrol include skiing and non-skiing classifications. Alpine, Nordic, and Snowboarding fall under the skiing classification. The Base Patroller position can be filled by any qualified person independent of their skiing ability.

To make contact with the patrol send an inquiry to recruiter at SantiamPassSkiPatrol dot org, or you can fill out this registration form.

You will be contacted at a later date and given a detailed plan that will enable you to patrol after successfully completing your training.

Requirements

  • Pass a Ski Test – to be determined
  • OEC (Outdoor Emergency Care [National Ski Patrol]) First Aid Card – Go to the Training Page for details on the OEC Class
  • Complete On-the-Hill Training Course
  • Complete a minimum of 10 training days
  • Register with the National Ski Patrol as a Candidate Patroller

Patroller Categories

Alpine Patroller A person who provides emergency care to injured or ill area guests; also may be responsible for a wide variety of area safety activities. (A skiing or snowboarding position).

Nordic Patroller A person who provides emergency care to injured or ill area guests; also may be responsible for a wide variety of area safety activities (A skiing position).

Base Patroller A person who provides emergency care to injured or ill guests, but may not transport guests off the hill/slope; may help lead training and education activities. (skiing or snowboarding skills helpful but not always mandatory).

Medical Associate A volunteer physician who assists on Outdoor Emergency Care training and general medical training of patrollers. Requires medical credentials.

Existing Patrollers – For Advanced Program Information.

Work Hard & Play Hard

There’s nothing more rewarding than putting in a hard day’s work, and having a good time doing it. The main objective of being a National Ski Patrol member is to assist area management in caring for injured skiers and in making mountain recreation safer and more fun. But, there are many other benefits. You’ll be a respected part of the industry, you’ll perfect your skills, and you’ll make friendships that will last a life time.