It’s the 8th year for the Advanced Patrollers School!


Open to All Patrollers from the newest candidate to the oldest, most grizzled, veteran. Family, friends and non-participants are welcome too.


If you haven’t attended, now is the time! It’s a very full and intensive plunge into the specific skills required to round out a complete Ski Patroller:

  1. Ski Patrol Rope Work
    • knot tying
    • low angle rescue
    • high angle rescue
    • lift evacuation
  2. Avalanche Rescue
    • snow science introduction
    • avalanche avoidance and decision making
    • beacon practice
    • rescue techniques
  3. OEC First Aid — bolstering your bag of tricks with:
    • speed surveys (assessment)
    • advanced techniques
    • unusual situations
    • dealing with broken stuff and improvisation
    • bloody stuff to add to your experience
    • challenging patients
  4. Risk and Mountain Management
  5. Mass Casualty and Chaos Management.

You have heard the rumors; everyone has a great time!  We promise a Ski patrol learning experience at all levels.  Experience the coolest parts of what the Ski Patrolling profession has to offer.  The scenarios that are set up get a full debriefing, every Patroller gets a chance to participate in “round table discussions.”

This year’s SWAG will be an Advanced Patroller School commemorative Baseball Cap, Water Bottle, Rope, Knot Tying Laminated Card, Printed Patroller Information to bring back to your local patrol.

FRIDAY Afternoon Arrival:  Sessions start at 2:00 PM on Friday.  Patroller School serves Friday evening dinner with a Baked Pasta.  If you have a special or unique dish that you can bring for a potluck, please do it for Friday.

Saturday Sessions:   Saturday is devoted to rotating around the stations, Patrollers School serves all the meals so you can focus on the Patroller experience.  As usual, we will have some very unique educational sessions, its about fun and learning, we promise a great day for all levels.  After dinner, relax around the fire pit and meet Ski Patrollers from all over the Division.

Sunday:  With a big finish, after breakfast, all the learning experiences fro the days before will get rolled up into a “Mass Casualty Incident”  drill.

CAMPING:  Bring a tent; we are camping around the base of Blue Mountain Resort.  Shower/toilet facilities available at the patrol room.  There are a few RV site opportunities, please contact the IOR, Jeff Baker at Advanced Patroller School, because the hook-ups will go fast.

HOTELS and MOTELS:  There are many in the area if you don’t like to camp.  Click this link to the Blue Mountain Resort page for lodging information.

What does $80/Patroller cover beside the Swag?  Advanced Patroller School will be serving all meals, breakfast, lunch, and dinners.  We provide snacks all day, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate.  The $40/family or friend includes meals and snacks.  All other drinks are BYO.  Check out the tickets below…

For more information, or if you just need a question answered, please contact the IOR, Jeff Baker at Advanced Patroller School.

Many thanks to Blue Mtn Patrol and Management for their continued support!!!



  • Advanced Patroller School
    September 13, 2019 - September 15, 2019
    6:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Venue Phone: 610.826.7700

Venue Website:

1660 Blue Mountain Drive, Palmerton, Pennsylvania, 18071, United States