How long does the qualification and training take
The ski test is usually done in the spring. Click HERE to notify the patrol of your interest in participating in the evaluation. The OEC class starts in the early summer and continues a Monday and Thursday evenings through the fall (approximately 90 hours of classroom time). Flat land and On the Hill training can last 6 to 8 weekends. Afterwards, there is an on-hill skiing and toboggan test. We try to have the new patrollers ready for a patrol vote in February. The actual finish is greatly dependent on many factors: Snow on the mountain, how quickly the candidate picks up the skills, how easy it is for the candidate to schedule training days for probation, as well as unplanned disruptions to the schedule. It is very important that candidates realize that training and qualification activities are a major time commitment.