Joining the Wachusett Mountain Ski Patrol

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.
  • CPR 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 expiration dates.
  • Skills
    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.
  • Age
    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.

To Apply:

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 click 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.