Ski Patrol Training from the best
Ski Patrol Courses – take your career to the next level.
It’s hard to imagine a job that gets much more exciting than becoming a Ski Patroller and being able to save lives on the slopes.
Responsibility, urgency, calmness under pressure means a career as a Ski Patroller can be challenging– not to mention the physical and mental test. Having said that, you’ll be working in some of the most amazing snowy landscapes imaginable, and as a first responder, you’ll be doing one of the most rewarding jobs there is – saving lives as a Ski Patroller.
Our unique, all-inclusive Ski Patrol Courses provide all the training, skills and practical experience necessary to work in emergency response as a ski patroller anywhere in the world.
All required Ski Patrol qualifications
Patroller Training Program Certificate (Peak)
Non-Urban Occupational First Aid 3 (NUOFA 3 – Peak)
Occupational First Aid Level-3 (OFA Level-3 – WorkSafe BC)
CPR Level C for Healthcare Providers (CPR HCP – Heart & Stroke Foundation)
Non-Urban Cardiac Arrest Management: AED Protocol (NUCAM – Peak)
Advanced Protocol Training Program (Peak)
Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 (Canadian Avalanche Association)
Ski Patrol Training from the best
Training from the pros
Our Ski Patroller Training Courses are provided with Peak Emergency Response Training and endorsed by the Canada West Ski Area Association. Peak has been delivering emergency response and management training for professional ski patrollers, search & rescue personnel, CAT and heli-ski guides since 1998.
Level of expertise that exceeds most other first responder training
Expertise advice & experience
Our ski patrol training programs provide the necessary skills and knowledge to efficiently manage incidents and administer patient care in situ – the low temperatures, rugged terrain and remoteness of the snowy backcountry.
Mountain activities bring recreation enthusiasts to outdoor and remote locations, where the advanced pre-hospital care provided by paramedics may not be accessible, or their response time significantly delayed. Our Ski Patroller Training Programmes bridge the gap between incidents and pre-hospital care, saving critical time by assessing and providing medical response to patients in immediate need of intervention.
12 days Ski Patrol mentoring
Mentor your skills from the best
The Ski Patrol Training programme includes 12 days mentoring with the Patrollers and Avalanche Technicians in resort. So not only will you be familiar with the theory – you’ll have a chance to put your knowledge to the test, and get invaluable insight and advice from seasoned vets.
40 hours of tuition per week
The variety of modules and courses throughout the programme vary in length, from half-days to 11 or 12 days. On average you will receive 40 hours of tuition per week.
At the end of the programme, you’ll be qualified to work with Panorama Ski Patrol as a volunteer.
Specialist equipment and reading materials
All the equipment you need
Specialist equipment is provided for all ski patrol course modules and some reading materials during the course are provided.
Not included in the course price is the core textbook. Outdoor Emergency Care – 5th Edition costs approx £89.99 and must be purchased prior to the course start date.
Combine Ski Patrol with an Instructor Course
Choose an extended 11 week course and you can gain a CASI Snowboard Instructor qualification or CSIA Ski Instructor qualification to add to your CV. Instructors have to be patient, dedicated and great with people – all skills which are just as, if not more vital, when working with Ski Patrol.
Likewise, when it comes to competing for instructor jobs, having a certification like the Peak Ski Patrol will make all the difference when it comes to getting your head above the crowd. So whether or not Ski Patrol is something you want to pursue, the course will stand you in great stead when it comes to getting a prime position on the slopes.
Thank you again for running a company that provides us with such an opportunity, it was certainly the experience of a lifetime and I can’t wait to get back next season.
I really enjoyed the 18 weeks of training, to become dual-certified in one season was amazing. Sun Peaks is great because you always bump into friends, can meet instructors in the bars and also make friends in the town.
I had a fabulous season in Sun Peaks becoming CASI and CSIA dual certified. Winter Sports also arranged for me to do the Adaptive Sports Level 1 so it was a full packed 18 weeks. I had great fun with the rest of the guys on the course and made some amazing friends. Thanks Wintersports!
I’ve just returned from the 2018/19 season with Winter Sports & it was amazing, I was all sad to leave! The best part though was the people. We all got on so well & the instructors were incredible, they completely changed our skiing! We had a great rep on hand 24/7 as well so for us it couldn’t have been better. Thanks for a great season Winter Sports!
Arriving by yourself wasn’t a problem considering everyone else was doing the same and there was chances to make friends with a wide range of people. We were all taken very good care of, the hotel was nice and the staff were friendly. I loved the resort so much I now live here.
Winter Sports look after you the whole way and look out for you to make your season the best it can be and the most productive with all the extra courses you can do. I would highly recommend a season with Winter Sports.
The instructors were amazing, everyone knew how to improve you in their own different ways, which made your skiing ability and your teaching ability improve every day.
The Internship course was great and packed full of experience. It definitely helped me when applying for jobs. It made me stand out in front of the crowd. Without The Winter Sports Company I would not be where I am today.
The best part of being a ski instructor is definitely the early morning skiing, every day we got the chance to warm up and train with top-level instructors before the mountain opened to the public. That meant I got the best training in resort and fresh tracks every single day!
The whole course feels like you are all friends helping one another to improve, there is no ‘teacher/student’ strict boundaries which makes the whole experience more enjoyable. I have certainly improved my own skiing and feel very confident with being able to teach others of all ages.
The training was brilliant everyone in the group had their own things to work on and successfully completed all the courses. I felt the training worked to everyone’s comfortable pace and was instructed by the some of the best instructors in Canada.
Thank Winter Sports Company for providing me with a once in a life time opportunity and making my first full season so enjoyable.