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If you are interested in learning more about the Ski Patrol the first step in the process is to complete an online application through the Wachusett Mountain website.  The application can be accessed by clicking the following link - click here to apply online

Soon after your application has been submitted you will receive an email from the Patrol Director which will include specific information regarding the program and details on next steps. If you are ready to move forward a time will be scheduled to meet with Ski Patrol management at Wachusett Mountain. This will be an opportunity to meet members of the Wachusett Mountain Ski Patrol, understand the requirements, roles and responsibilities, cost and time commitment to become a Patroller.


You will also be asked to bring your ski / snowboard equipment as there will be time to ski/board. In order to be considered you must be able to demonstrate a strong intermediate level ability.


Becoming a member of the Wachusett Mountain Ski Patrol can be both challenging and very rewarding.  We look for individuals with a positive attitude that are eager to learn and participate. It’s also important that individuals are willing to work as part of a team and have the ability to effectively interact with the skiing public and Wachusett Mountain personnel.

Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC)

OEC (Outdoor Emergency Care) courses are designed by the National Ski Patrol to instruct candidates in the proper procedures for dealing with injuries in the outdoors, and non-urban rescue. This course is required of all NSP patroller members and is offered primarily through NSP patrol organizations, such as the Wachusett Ski Patrol.

Taking the OEC course, you will learn about many aspects of outdoor care, including but not limited to the following:

  • Performing safe and effective stabilization and extrication of injured persons in the outdoor environment

  • Scene safety (identifying hazards to both responders and visitors)

  • Safe and efficient use of outdoor emergency care skills to prevent further injury to visitors

Wachusett Ski Patrol Candidates practice treatment with a variety of equipment and resources, sometimes with limited initial access to both. OEC technicians are trained to provide emergency care for a very wide variety of illnesses and injuries.

As a Wachusett Ski Patrol candidates, you must possess a current OEC credential by taking and passing an OEC course. Candidates must also have a current certificate for CPR/AED (American Heart Association) training course which is no more than 12 months old.

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