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HOW CAN I BECOME A VOLUNTEER PATROLLER?

To be a volunteer ski patroller you must first and foremost be a competent skier, have a desire to help and be able to put in 14 days during the season. Second, you must have your Outdoor Emergency Care Technician (OEC) certificate, CPR for Professionals certification and Incident Command System (ICS 100) certification from FEMA.

 

The great news is we can provide all this training for you. The OEC class is approximately 40 hours of classroom and practical exercises and includes your ICS 100 certification. We hold the class once a year but sometimes twice a year if there's enough interest.

 

CPR for Professionals, toboggan and evacuation training happen with the rest of the patrol staff during the annual refreshers over the course of a weekend prior to the season open.

Be a Volunteer Patroller!: News & Updates

Red Lodge Volunteer Ski Patrol 
Requirements and Benefits 

Duty Day Requirements 

  • 14 days each season (training days at RLM count towards total) 

 

Training Requirements

  • OEC with annual refresher 

  • OET with annual refresher 

  • ICS 100 

  • BLS for Professional Care Provider 

  • RLM safety training 

  • Rookie training 

Age/Experience Requirements

  • 18 years or older 

  • All NSP required certs, probationary period for transfers or others who haven't come up through our OEC / OET class 

Skill requirements 

  • Ability to pass ski skills test on a variety of terrain to ensure the candidate is able to ski to our standards 

 

Benefits

First season Volunteer Seasonal Employees will receive: 

  • Free season pass for self 

  • $100 spouse pass, $50 dependents (18 years & under) pass 

  • Significant other pass available for purchase at our best early season pass price

  • 2 full-day ticket and rental friendship vouchers 

  • Volunteers can join any group lesson, family receives 50% off select children’s snowsports programs

  • 50% off Food & Beverage (does not include alcohol) 

  • 10% off Retail 

  • 1 free ski tune per month 

  • Discounted gym membership at Well Approach 

  • Volunteers are not eligible for MSAA pass benefits per MSAA guidelines 

 

Second consecutive season (and beyond):

  • Free season pass for self 

  • Free spouse and dependent passes (18 years & under) 

  • Significant other pass available for purchase at our best early season pass price

  • 4 full-day lift ticket and rental friendship vouchers

  • Volunteers can join any group lesson, family receives 50% off select children’s snowsports programs 

  • 50% off Food & Beverage (does not include alcohol) 

  • 10% off Retail 

  • 1 free ski tune per month 

  • Discounted gym membership at Well Approach

  • Volunteers are not eligible for MSAA pass benefits per MSAA guidelines 

 

*If volunteers have pre-purchased season passes for themselves and/or their families, passes will be reimbursed after all volunteer days have been completed.

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