We are always looking for excellent people to join Alpine Valley Ski Patrol.  The patrol is comprised of approximately 100 volunteers who dedicate their time and resources to provide a safe and fun skiing environment for our community.  Becoming a member of the National Ski Patrol requires time and dedication.  It can be demanding, but it is also very rewarding.  Interested people need to be at least 18 years of age and be confident with their skiing/snowboarding skills. 

To be considered for membership, we ask that interested individuals please complete the online application at Once all applications are reviewed, you will be invited to an informational meeting and "ski-off".  This typically occurs the first or second weekends of January.  This provides the applicant an opportunity to get their questions answered and for us to get to know you.

Registration for new pre-candidates is $100.00.  You will also need to attend ski training every Sunday morning from 9:00 AM to noon and work one five-hour shift during the week. 

The second year of training starts in the Spring after the season has ended with CPR and Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC) training.  This is a 2-3 hour/session, 30 session class which covers emergency first aid.  It will run from the middle of March through mid-July, typically meets on Monday and Thursday nights, and attendance is mandatory.  The exact schedule will be finalized in the Spring.

The cost of training, required supplies and first year dues are about $250.00.  Pre-candidates that successfully complete this course are elevated to the status of candidate/auxillary patroller.  As a candidate, you enjoy all the responsibilities and benefits of a jacketed patroller with the exception of transporting patients.  Training is every Sunday morning from 9:00 AM to noon and Wednesday evening from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM.  Annual dues of $100 and a one five-hour duty shift are also required.

A proficiency evaluation, along with a written test is given annually the first Sunday in February for those candidates that the training staff certifies as ready to test.  After passing the February evaluations, the candidate is elevated to the status of basic jacketed patroller at which time they are expected to purchase a rust and blue patrol jacket.

After completing training, patrollers are required to ski 10 hours a week (two five-hour shifts) and pay $100.00 in annual dues.  Annually, all patrollers, including candidates, are required to refresh their CPR, OEC and Chair evacuation skills.  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.


If interested, please apply now!

For questions, please contact Larry Abramowski, On-Hill Training Coordinator, at

To learn more about the National Ski Patrol and its beginnings, please click here.