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Are you interested in joining West Mountain’s Ski Patrol?  

West Mountain’s Ski Patrol consists of volunteer and paid patrollers, part-time and full-time. 

If you would like to train to become a patroller, you need to enroll in National Ski Patrol’s Outdoor Emergency Care class, taught every Fall by Eastern New York Region of National Ski Patrol.  The Outdoor Emergency Care class consists of first aid instruction and has a written exam and practical exam.  After passing OEC, a candidate must also take instruction in CPR and ICS.  Candidates then participate in Outdoor Emergency Transportation training in skiing and toboggan handling, and first aid in the outdoor setting at West Mountain, once the snow and ski season begins.  A candidate has two years to complete training and to become an Alpine Patroller (a National Ski Patrol designation).  

Before becoming a certified patroller, we do offer volunteer and paid safety patrol positions within our patrol unit that gives recruits some of the necessary on-the-job training.

Each patroller must work one weekend day and one weeknight throughout the season.  Paid patrollers also have the option of summer employment.  All patrollers receive mountain employee perks including skiing, snowboarding, group lessons, retail discounts, rental and tuning discounts, food discounts, as well as a fun work environment.

For more information regarding classes to become a patroller, see National Ski Patrol Eastern Division Eastern New York Region calendar on the Web.

Please contact the WM Patrol Director Jeff McKenna at with any additional questions.

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