You Fall we Haul
Our basic goal is to promote safe skiing practices and help the injured, sick, and lost guests of the White Pass Co. ski area. To accomplish this goal, White Pass Ski Patrollers have skills in outdoor emergency care (OEC), avalanche awareness, CPR &AED, chair-lift evaluation, mountain travel and rescue, and patient transport utilizing rescue toboggans. Applications are always considered for new membership for alpine and nordic patrollers. Potential new members, applicants, are invited to ski with members of the patrol for the applicant screening program. An applicant's skiing and snowboard skills are evaluated during the applicant screening program. The applicant must successfully perform the skiing or snowboard skills as requested by the evaluator/s for acceptance into the White Pass Ski Patrol's (WPSP) Candidate program. Before acceptance into the general membership, the applicant must successfully complete the WPSP's candidate program and be approved by the WPSP board. Currently active NSP alpine and nordic patrollers wishing to transfer to White Pass are required to participate in the applicant screening program. Successful transfer applicants are required to participate in an accelerated on-the-hill training program. Before acceptance into the general membership, the transferring patroller must successfully complete the WPSP's accelerated on-the-hill training program and be approved by the WPSP board.