China Peak Volunteer Ski Patrol

Candidate Training Requirements

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Once you have become a Patrol Candidate, your one to two season training commitment includes the following:

  • Register as a National Ski Patrol candidate and pay the membership fee (a total of $120.00).
  • Successfully complete a professional-level CPR class (which includes AED use) prior to the fall refresher. 
  • Successfully complete an OEC course before the fall patroller season. OEC is an EMT-level class, requiring approximately 90 hours of class time. The course is offered in Fresno and costs approximately $200.00.  China Peak Volunteer Ski Patrol will arrange for this course in the summer and fall.
  •  Attend our fall Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC) Refresher weekend at Clovis and China Peak Mountain Resort to meet patrol members and begin learning procedures.  LaughingSee below for downloadable OEC schedule.Laughing
  •  Attend the winter candidate orientation at China Peak Mountain Resort to tour the mountain and start developing OEC skills.
  •  Attend all required training weekends during your candidate patroller season, learning about mountain protocols, radio use, rescue toboggan handling, emergency scene management, and on-the-snow first aid. Six to eight weekends (about 12 days) of training are minimum; you are required to be at the resort a minimum of fourteen days each season working with experienced patrollers to see how things really happen. The more time you spend on the mountain, the better.
  • Successfully pass the skiing test administered by the resort, scene management, and toboggan handling evaluation during the candidate patroller season.
  • Working with an assigned experienced patrol mentor during your first two seasons, successfully demonstrate appropriate patrolling skills in real situations on the mountain. Once all skills are checked off in your task book and you've been certified by the China Peak Patrol Director and the China Peak Volunteer Patrol Director, you’ve made it!

Click Here to Down Load OEC Schedule 2012

Go to Step 3: Enjoying the rewards of being a qualifed patroller.

Link to Rewards of being a patroller

Region, Divison and National Patrol Awards 

2006 -2007 Outstanding Large Patrol - Mother Lode Region

2007-2008 Outstanding Large Patrol - Mother Lode Region

                  Outstanding Large Patrol - Far West Division

                  Outstanding Large Patrol - Silver Star Award National Ski Patrol

2011-2012 Outstanding Large Patrol - Mother Lode Region

              Outstanding Large Patrol - Far West Division

                  Outstanding Large Patrol - Silver Star Award National Ski Patrol