The Wachusett Mountain Ski Patrol
has an on-going program to develop new patrollers and welcomes
inquiries from those interested.
Advanced First Aid
An OEC (Outdoor Emergency Care) course
is offered by the Wachusett Mountain Ski Patrol. Licensed EMT's, nurses or physicians can take a
'bridging' course in lieu of the full OEC course.
A current CPR card. NSP recognizes either
American Red Cross
or The Heart Association.
CPR cards must be renewed every year, even those with multi-year
The National Ski Patrol
has various patroller roles. Once a new member or candidate passes
all the first aid skills tests they can become either a Basic or
Auxiliary patroller. Strong skiers or snowboarders train with
toboggans and become Basic Patrollers who primarily function on the
hill. The Auxiliary Patrollers does not require any
skiing, snowboarding or toboggan skills.
There are three different programs within the National Ski Patrol.
Basic and Auxiliary patrollers start at
age 18 years. We also have a Junior Ski Patrol available
at Wachusett for younger people that concentrates on First Aid
and Skiing and Snowboarding skills.
The first step is to fill out a Wachusett Mountain employment application,
and submit it to the Ski Patrol Director. Ski Patrollers are considered Wachusett Mountain employees
even though they are largely volunteer, and thus need to fill out a Wachusett Mountain employment application.
EMTs who are interesting in working in the First Aid room, a paid
position, should also fill out the application and submit it to the Ski Patrol
Director. You can pick up a paper copy of the application at the Personnel office at Wachusett Mountain, or
here to download the employment application (4 MB file).
Please submit the completed form to Ski Patrol Director
Bill Lawton at the Ski Patrol building, located at the base of the Monadnock triple chair.