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The Young Adult Patroller (YAP) program offers an opportunity for young adults to become a member of National Ski Patrol. This program is a volunteer educational program that provides a structure and atmosphere for young adults, that will help them develop and enrich their lives as they make the transition from teenagers to adulthood by learning skills around snow sports safety and injury prevention, emergency care and response in the outdoors environment, skiing and snowboarding, physical fitness, leadership, and ski patrolling.

Requirements to join Wachusett YAP Patrol;

  • You must be 15 years of age by November of year you enroll

  • Pass a ski or boarding test

  • Committed to scheduled training

  • Commit to enrolling in a Outdoor Emergency Care Course (OEC)

  • Maintain good academic grades

  • Pay yearly dues to the National Ski Patrol (NSP)

  • All students are required to ski with an adult patroller when wearing the NSP jacket until they become an adult patroller

  • All candidates must be willing to approach the general public in an "Excuse Me please" manner


As a student patroller expect, the following;

  • Student Patroller spends most of their time outdoors in the snow, therefore wearing layers and water-resistant clothing is a must

  • All students must participate in role playing with regards to acting in scenarios that create mock injuries

  • Besides taking the 8-week OEC course, CPR certification is necessary

  • Making ice packs, cutting cravats, controlling lift lines, picking up bamboo and litter are a few of the extracurricular activities expected of all student patrollers

  • and more...

If you are interested in joining the Wachusett Ski Patrol YAP program, or would like more information please use the "contact us" page - click here

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