National Ski Patrol

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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.

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About Yawgoo Valley National Ski Patrol

Yawgoo Valley Ski Patrol is a 50+ member patrol providing Yawgoo Valley Ski Area with a variety of services, including safety patrols, trail monitoring, and closures, on-the-hill and off-the-hill first aid, emergency transportation from the hill, and lift evacuation in the event of a lift failure. We operate out of a state-of-the-art facility completed in February 2004. This facility includes an office area, kitchen, patroller room, boot storage closet, and a fully-equipped patient evaluation room. Yawgoo Valley Ski Patrol and all of its patrollers are proud members of the National Ski Patrol.


Become a Patroller

We're always looking for motivated individuals interested in joining our organization. All patroller candidates are required to complete the National Ski Patrol (NSP) Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC) course. This 100+ hour course is generally held at Yawgoo Valley each year, from mid-August through November. Medical professionals (EMTs, nurses, physicians) can challenge the course.

All patroller candidates must also join the National Ski Patrol and attend the annual Fall NSP OEC refresher, either at Yawgoo Valley or another ski area offering the course. All patrollers and candidates are required to sign up for at least ten, half-day pre-scheduled duty shifts per year. Assignments are made early in the season based on scheduling constraints provided by each patroller. Patrollers and candidates are welcome to patrol as often as they like in addition to their pre-scheduled shifts.

Volunteer!  Download, complete, and send the YVSP application below.

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