March 16th or March 17th 2013
9 a.m. in the "A" frame building (next to Crest lift)
Meet on the main floor. Yes, there is a cost--a $25 Day Pass
At the Open House you spend a day skiing with the patrol. The training staff will inform you if your skiing or boarding skills are at a level to continue on with the process of becoming a patroller, or if you need more practice.
If your skiing or boarding level meets the expectation you will be asked to come back the following two weekends, on March 23 or March 24th and on March 30 or 31, for two Orientation Days. On these days, you will shadow the patrol, beginning with morning meeting at 8:00 a.m. and concluding after closing sweeps are "down and clear" for the day (usually around 4:45 p.m.).
The next step in the process is to complete the Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC) first aid course, which includes professional CPR, written first aid test, and a practical first aid test. Classroom time covers 12 weeks, which breaks down to two nights per week, 3 ½ hours each class. The OEC class starts in August and runs through the middle of November. The course also includes professional CPR, written tests, midterm practical and a comprehensive written final and practical skills test. The class concludes with three on-the-hill working classes at the beginning of the ski season.
Following OEC, you enter Ski and Toboggan training (S&T). This training happens at Brighton over the course of 10 weeks, on Sundays only. At the conclusion of S&T, you will have a ski and toboggan practical evaluation. At this point, you sign up for patrol days of your choice, and once you've signed off certain mentoring milestones you are considered a full patroller! At the start of the following season you will be eligible for full benefits, which include a Season Pass and buddy pass discounts as described below.
You must be at least 17 years old.
Perks and Requirements for Full-time Volunteer Patrollers
Required Number of Patrol Days per Season
16-18 weekend days
Your Patrol Benefits
- 1st year (Training year): Skiing privileges up to 3 times a week. Must be current on training!
- 2nd year and beyond: Season Pass
- Ski credits (buddy pass earned for each patrol day), OR Family program (discounted season passes for dependents)
- Canyon UTA bus pass
- Discounts on ski lessons and ski rentals (for yourself and dependents)
- Discounts on food
Patroller’s are people who have a desire to help people