What can ski patrol do?

What can ski patrol do?

Patrols work to promote ski safety, enforce area policies (where applicable), and help the injured within their jurisdiction. Ski patrollers also work to set up the mountain before it opens by conducting trail checks, providing avalanche control work, and setting up necessary equipment in preparation for the day.

Is it hard to be ski patrol?

Working as a ski patroller can be physically demanding, but it also might be the most rewarding job you’ve ever had. Skiing and snowboarding have inherent risk. Because of this, a huge part of any ski patroller’s day is serving as a first responder to any medical emergencies on the mountain.

How many ski patrollers are there?

30,000 members
With more than 30,000 members, the National Ski Patrol is one of the largest outdoor safety organizations in the country.

What do ski patrollers carry?

Equipment (excluding board, boots, skis, and poles)

  • Sunglasses.
  • Goggles.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Lip balm.
  • Ski or Snowboard lock.
  • Bag to carry clothing, boots, and extra equipment.

What skis do ski patrol use?

Telluride Ski Patrol Erik Larsen has worked on the iconically steep terrain at Telluride Ski Resort for 14 years. “Hands down, the best pair of skis I’ve ever owned is the Salomon QST 106,” said Larsen, who is the Snow Safety Lead and Dog Handler, among other responsibilities.

How do you become a US ski patrol?


  1. You must first contact a local patrol, or the patrol you wish to work for.
  2. Pass a Ski/Ride evaluation (some patrols require this).
  3. Once the Patrol Director approves your application, you must join the NSP as a Candidate via the NSP Member website.
  4. Successfully complete the OCE Course.

Can Ski Patrol touch you?

They can’t hold you or do anything. They have the authority to a) pull your card/ pass b) call the cops and charge you with tresspassing and whatever else you were caught doing and c) be nice, or be douches. if a ski patrol guy physically touches you, it is assault brotha!

How much do ski patrol make in Switzerland?

CHF 227 (CHF)/yr. The average ski patrol gross salary in Switzerland is CHF 26’989 or an equivalent hourly rate of CHF 13. In addition, they earn an average bonus of CHF 227.

Can ski patrol kick you out?

They are enforcing the mountain/resort’s laws, not legal law. It’s sort of like a casino, they can kick you out of their establishment but that’s about it. Unless of course you refuse to leave, then they can bring in the cops.”

How good of a skier is ski patrol?

Patrollers must be capable of lifting 100 pounds or more as well as possess strong (expert level) skiing or riding skills- capable of safely skiing/riding all terrain in all conditions including wooded and gladed areas.

How much does a Vail ski patroller make?

Average Vail Resorts Ski Patrol yearly pay in the United States is approximately $36,271, which is 12% below the national average.

How much does Ski Patrol make at Vail?

Average Vail Resorts Ski Patrol yearly pay in Colorado is approximately $42,116, which meets the national average.