Ski Patrol Headquarters
Headquarters is the landing page for members of Ragged Mountain Ski Patrol. This website opens a portal delivering news relevant to a large organization of professional Ski Patrollers serving the public that chooses a day of skiing at Ragged Mountain Resort, in Danbury, New Hampshire.
Every year a handful of Ski Patrolling positions open up. If you have an interest in learning about the profession of Ski Patrolling, watch the video located here and feel free to contact the Patrol Director using the Contact form below. If you are on the slopes at Ragged, please stop into one of the top shacks to inquire and meet the patrol.
Ragged Mountain Ski Patrol (RMSP) often has a hand full of openings at two different levels: Paid Professionals and Volunteer Patrollers. Reaching out to the Patrol Director (PD) is the best place to start. Before October first, use the Contact form below to submit an email to the PD. Prospective Ski Patrollers are required to attain an “Outdoor Emergency Care” (OEC) technician’s certificate before patrolling. The New Hampshire Region NSP teaches the OEC First-Responder course every odd-numbered year at McIntyre Ski Area in Manchester, NH. The Region course is a feeder designed to serve any of the New Hampshire and Massachusetts ski resorts with qualified emergency technicians. In 2018, Ragged Mountain will be teaching a full OEC course beginning in August and ending in December. If you are a licensed EMT, you may elect a bridging module and a challenge exam that parallels the region’s course. Details about OEC courses can be found on the NH Region NSP website.
To join you will need a PD interview. The best time to get an interview is during the ski season before joining an OEC Course. Contact Ragged’s PD, and you will receive a complimentary ticket to ski with the Patrol. Ragged Mountain Ski Patrol is looking for prospective patrollers who are open to learning what becoming a Ski Patroller means. Your first season will be a probationary season which includes a self-paced training program. RMSP offers many opportunities for continued training in: on the snow emergency medical scenarios; skiing/snowboarding skill clinics; and rescue toboggan handling. We prefer Patrol candidates that enjoy training and are open to developing new skills as they grow into the patrolling lifestyle. Intermediate skiers are favored because our training opportunities fit best with their needs.
If you always imagined yourself Ski Patrolling, consider checking out the training opportunity we offer. It’s hard work, but very satisfying! Contact the PD and spend the day with us on the snow to see if a Patrolling lifestyle is for you.