IF YOU ARE INJURED, PLEASE ALERT THE NEAREST CAMPGAW MOUNTAIN EMPLOYEE.

Campgaw Mountain Ski Patrol is responsible for first aid and assistance to guests and employees of Campgaw Mountain. The organization promotes safe recreation practices in a mountain environment.


About the Campgaw Mountain Ski Patrol
  • All Campgaw Mountain ski patrollers are members of the National Ski Patrol and certified as Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC) technicians

  • Members are trained in special rescue techniques including toboggan handling, chairlift evacuation, and technical rope rescues

  • Skilled alpine, snowboard, and telemark patrollers are all able to perform the duties of a ski patroller.


Becoming a Campgaw Mountain Ski Patroller

If you are selected for our Patrol Candidate program, the following expectations will need to be met and maintained. All training is provided at the mountain and is supervised by our respective training teams.

  1. Register with National Ski Patrol and pay annual dues

  2. Successful completion of National Ski Patrol (NSP) Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC) program, which consists of approximately 120 hours of classroom time followed by a practical and written exam.

  3. Successful completion of NSP Outdoor Emergency Transportation (OET) program, which consists of approximately 80 hours of on-snow skiing/riding and toboggan training. You will need to attend a region exam which are held throughout the Winter season.

  4. You must have a valid CPR/AED card and renew every two years.

  5. You must attend the following 3 training days every season

    1. A mountain refresher, lift evacuation and blood pathogen training (FALL)

    2. An OEC refresher (FALL)

    3. Attend an OET refresher (WINTER)


Interested? Please email us at campgawskipatrol@gmail.com

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
WHAT IS SKI PATROL?

The Campgaw Ski Patrol is a diverse collection of volunteers who share a common loveof the outdoors, snow sports, and helping others in need at Campgaw Mountain. Our patrollers come from all walks of life – but we all have one thing in common: we are all brought together by a willingness to help the public spend time on the snow in a safe manner. Our patrollers work hard, play hard, and get the job done as a team.

 
WHAT DO SKI PATROLLERS DO?

Patroller's responsibilities include preventing accidents by marking obstacles, safety education by enforcing the skier’s responsibility code, and helping injured guests.

 

HOW DO I BECOME A MEMBER OF THE SKI PATROL?

Interested, please email campgawskipatrol@gmail.com for more information on joining the Campgaw Mountain Ski Patrol.

 

HOW OLD DO YOU NEED TO BE TO JOIN?

Members must be at least 15 years of age and be registered with National Ski Patrol, be registered in an Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC) class, or hold current credentials of OEC, and a valid CPR Card.

 

WHAT IF I AM AN EMT, PARAMEDIC, or OTHER MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL?

Licensed EMTs, paramedics, nurses, or physicians can take a 'bridging' course in lieu of the full OEC course

 

DO I NEED TO TAKE CPR?

Yes, National Ski Patrol recognizes either American Red Cross or the American Heart Association. CPR cards must be renewed every two years

 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
  • Advance understanding of first aid skills

  • Improvement of ski/snowboarding skills

  • Season Pass at Campgaw Mountain

  • Guest Passes at Campgaw Mountain

  • Outdoor Education

  • Camaraderie and friendship of fellow patrollers

 

BENEFITS OF BEING A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL SKI PATROL?
  • 31k members serving 650 patrols in the U.S., Canada, and Europe

  • NSP Pro Deals Page (55+ Brands at 25-50% below retail)

  • Online Store (900 products at least 40% below retail)

  • Ski Patrol Magazine

  • Regional Training Programs

 

DO I NEED TO BE A GOOD SKIER OR SNOWBOARDER TO JOIN?

We accept skiers and snowboarders that are at an advanced intermediate level and above. We have a team of instructors that will train you in patrol-specific skiing, riding, and toboggan skills.

 

DO SKI PATROLLERS GET TO SKI FOR FREE?

Every ski area has different policies. We ski free at our own area.

 

DO SKI PATROLLERS GET PAID?

Weekday Ski Patrollers at Campgaw Mountain are paid. Weekend patrollers are volunteers and are not paid.

 

AS A CAMPGAW PATROLLER, CAN I PATROL AT OTHER SKI AREAS?

The Campgaw Ski Patrol trains to the standards of the National Ski Patrol. Each patrol has its own guest patroller policy. Some patrols encourage visiting patrollers, others are more restrictive.

 

I DON’T WORK IN THE HEALTHCARE FIELD, CAN I STILL JOIN THE PATROL?

Yes. There are many different professions represented on the patrol – and in fact, many of us do not come from a healthcare background. We require successful completion of the Outdoor Emergency Care course which provides you with the skills you will need to assist injured guests.

 

IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR WOULD LIKE TO LEARN MORE?
campgawskipatrol@gmail.com