Alpine Valley East Ski Patrol is a unit of the National Ski Patrol, Central Division, a 501©3 non-profit organization operating in White Lake Township since 1961. We are volunteers serving under the authority of the Alpine Valley Ski Area management.
Pre-candidates: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and be confident with their skiing/snowboarding skills. Once you have read the following requirements, please complete the here.
After your application is reviewed, you will be invited to an informational meeting and "ski-off". This typically occurs the first and/or second week of January.
Registration for new candidates is $109.00 which includes National, Division, Region and Local dues (good until the following December)
If accepted, you are required to attend ski training on Sunday morning and work one five-hour shift during the week.
Candidates: Medical training starts after the ski season ends, beginning with CPR and a 30-session class which covers emergency first aid in Outdoor Emergency Care and mountain rescue. OEC classes run from March through mid-July (final exam) and typically meet Sunday nights. Attendance is mandatory.
The cost of training and supplies is about $150.00 (OEC Class,book, Supplies, CPR class…). Candidates that successfully complete this course are elevated to the status of “Patroller” and can perform first aid on the hill. You have all the responsibilities and benefits of a jacketed patroller with the exception of transporting patients.
Toboggan training is held every Sunday morning at 9:00 AM and Wednesday evening at 7:00 PM.
A skiing/snowboard proficiency test is given annually the last Sunday in January for those who have passed the OEC Class. After passing the Basic test, the candidate is elevated to the status of “Alpine Patroller” at which time they are expected to purchase a patrol jacket. See by-laws for uniform requirements.
Patrollers are required to work two five-hour shifts a week and pay annual dues. All patrollers are required to refresh their CPR, OEC and Chair evacuation skills annually. They are also required to work at our annual Ski Swap fundraiser and our fall work party for maintenance and improvements to our patrol building.>
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