Thank you for your interest in becoming a candidate member of the National Ski Patrol and part of the Lost Trail Ski Patrol family.

Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC) training for candidates will start during the fall of 2020, and will meet every week for review and practical application of the assigned study material. In addition, the annual Fall OEC Refresher for all patrollers and candidates is a must attend event.  Once the area is open, candidate training will expand to include on hill training and practical OEC training, toboggan and ski / snowboard skills, and area operations.  This training will be scheduled for Saturdays. To be a successful candidate, you should plan to commit approximate 80 hours of study time and complete as many on hill days as possible (12 duty days are required by NSP).  The more time that you can be on the mountain, the better.

  • Cost for this years class is $300.00 (may be subject to change).  This fee covers your membership dues to the National Ski Patrol, all course materials and manuals.
  • CPR (Health Care Provider- BLS) certification is required and a separate cost.
  • Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS-100) certification is required for all patrollers.
  • As a candidate member of the Lost Trail Ski Patrol you will be provided with a candidate vest to wear when on the hill identifying you as a member of the patrol and acting as your lift ticket for the season.

Upon successful completion of your candidate year and being invited back as an Alpine Patroller, members of the Lost Trail Ski Patrol have several options for a free personal and/or low cost family season pass, discounted lunch (for duty days), discounted pricing on ski and snow board equipment through Pro Form pricing from equipment manufacturers, and access to full membership benefits of the National Ski Patrol .

We look forward to talking further with you about becoming part of the Ski Patrol family at Lost Trail Ski Area Inc.  For more information click on the Join the Ski Patrol link above.