Ausblick Ski Patrollers are members of the
Ausblick Ski Club and the National Ski Patrol
(NSP) and are certified in Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC), CPR. chairlift evacuation and toboggan
Outdoor Emergency Careģ is the NSPís award-winning training program for
patrollers and others in the recreation community who deal with emergency situations. This
nationally recognized program is designed to help the
patroller manage the toughest emergencies, in all seasons. Developed in the late 1980s for the
26,000 members of the National Ski Patrol, Outdoor Emergency Care is a training program that is
tailored to the non-urban rescuer.
Today, OEC is considered the standard of training for emergency
care in the outdoor environment and is recognized by resorts and recreational facilities in all 50
states. The course consists of one night a week training and practical hands on from mid-July to
mid-November. Patrol members buy their own jackets, vest, butt pack and supplies. On-the-hill toboggan
transportation is taught during January through mid-February. After Patrollers are OEC certified,
they refresh each year on 1/3 of the course material and are recertified every three
years. We also recertify in Advanced CPR with AED, chairlift evacuation and on-the-hill toboggan
proficiency every season.
The annual shift requirements are determined based upon our schedule, hill management and
seasonal requirements. Generally, you will be required to patrol a minimum
of 20 shifts or 80-100 hours. We do not schedule you the same day each
week, but randomly throughout the season according to your shift preferences and
Members contribute to the Patrol as Board Members,
OEC, chairlift evacuation and toboggan instructors or other committee and training
positions as well as continuing their NSP Education.
The Ski Patrol Carnival & Raffle is our main fundraiser and provides Ausblick
families an entire day of food and fun. Patrollers cook and sell food, hold a raffle, setup a ball
drop, ski races, obstacle course and give toboggan rides. It is usually held on the
of February. All patrollers are expected to participate in the planning
and attend the entire Sunday
The Ausblick Ski Club welcomes all inquiries regarding joining our Patrol. We encourage you
to call or meet with the Patrol Director to discuss the
opportunities we have to offer. We actively recruit from our membership and all Patrollers are
Ausblick Members or on the Waiting List. We will train you
in Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC), CPR, chairlift evacuation and toboggan certification. The cost
is approximately $300 including training/medical supplies and dues.
The Patrol maintains an internal selection
process that pulls new recruits from the pool of applicants each year in May or
June. Your application to the Patrol is not a guarantee that you will be asked to join.
If you are currently a registered NSP
patroller and would like to be considered for the Ausblick Patrol, please apply
using the application below. If you are not yet a patroller and would like to become one, please visit the National Ski
Patrol web site
Member page to find out what being a ski patroller is all about. Then
complete and send us the application below.
When you are selected and agree to join the
Patrol, you will be required to submit an
Membership Application which will require you to pay the current application
fee ($200 -2009/10). When you have passed training, become a patroller and
your name comes off the Ausblick Waiting List, you will be required to pay the
current initiation fee ($750 -2009/10) to become an Ausblick member.
If you have any further questions, please contact
the Hill Manager at 262-246-3090 and ask for the current Patrol Director or
Ausblick Patrol Director for more information.