49 Degrees North Ski Patrol welcomes you and encourages you to safely explore and enjoy all the mountain has to offer!
Where to Find Us: If you require assistance on the mountain or at the lodge, patrollers are ready to help! Patrollers are located at the top of Chair 1 in the First Aid Station and at the main lodge on the lower level in the southeast corner. Patrollers also ski/ride all runs within the 49 Degrees North Boundaries and carry radios in case of emergency. If you or someone you are with require assistance on the slopes, flag down a patroller in a red coat or ask a 49 Degrees North employee to ask for assistance over the radio.
Mission: The Ski Patrol at 49 Degrees North is committed to the highest quality first aid in a friendly, family-oriented outdoor environment. 49 Degrees North Ski Patrol continually promotes safe skiing and snowboarding to the public in a sincere effort to reduce accidents and make mountain sports more enjoyable.
Join the Patrol: Interested in joining the patrol? Certified 49 Degrees North instructors facilitate Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC) training in the fall for qualified candidates. Potential candidates are required to 1) pass a ski test 2) complete the OEC class 3) complete CPR certification 4) complete a minimum of 10 on-hill training days 5) register with the National Ski Patrol as a candidate.
49 Degrees North Ski Patrol began in 1972 and currently has 96 patrollers of all ages and backgrounds. Our patrollers are certified through the National Ski Patrol (NSP) founded in 1938. There are 4 types of Ski Patrollers on the mountain.
Alpine Patroller - A person who provides emergency care to injured or ill guests; also may be responsible for a wide variety of safety activities. This is a skiing, telemarking, or snowboarding position.
Nordic Patroller - A person who provides emergency care to injured or ill guests; also may be responsible for a wide variety of safety activities. This is a cross-country skiing position.
Auxiliary Patroller - A person who provides emergency care to injured or ill guests, but does not transport the guests off the hill. This person may help lead training and education activities. Skiing or snowboarding skills are helpful, but not mandatory.
Medical Associate - A volunteer physician who assists in Emergency Care training and general medical training of patrollers. This position requires medical credentials.