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Ski Patrol

Mohawk Mountain Ski Patrol is an organization of volunteers who are trained in Outdoor Emergency Care and are on the mountain to help skiers and snowboarders. They are members of the National Ski Patrol. These dedicated volunteers serve Mohawk Mountain along with the professional ski patrollers.

Ski Patrollers are out on the hill every day the mountain is open. You can find the Ski Patrol building at the bottom of the Pine trail  next to the parking lot all the way on the right when you are looking at the mountain. If you or someone you are with needs help while on the mountain, tell one of the ski patrollers or a lift attendant where assistance is needed and someone will come to you.


Your Responsibility Code

We ask that everyone follows the responsibility code endorsed by the national ski areas association.

Skiing can be enjoyed in many ways. At ski areas you may see people using alpine, snowboard, telemark, cross country and other specialized ski equipment, such as that used by disabled or other skiers. Regardless of how you decide to enjoy the slopes, always show courtesy to others and be aware that there are elements of risk in skiing that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. Observe the code listed below and share with other skiers the responsibility for a great skiing experience.

  • Always stay in control, and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
  • People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
  • You must not stop where you obstruct a trail, or are not visible from above.
  • Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
  • Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
  • Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
  • Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.


Would you like to join Ski Patrol?

Read this document and below to see if it’s right for you!

If you think being a ski patroller with National Ski Patrol (NSP) is for you, you will set out on an amazing adventure.  Besides learning emergency care skills that could help you save a life, you will make the best friends you’ll want to call family.

As a ski patroller, you will also put in hours of physical work keeping the mountain ready for the skiing public – lifting tower pads, adjusting nets and marking obstacles.

Here is some basic information on what is required to become a volunteer patroller at Mohawk Mountain.

  1. Pass a ski test held monthly. SKI TEST DATES ARE ANNOUNCED ANNUALLY AFTER NOVEMBER 1st.
  3. Complete an OEC (Outdoor Emergency Care) course beginning in the summer.  OEC is the NSP course that teaches you the basic first responder skills required for ski patrol.  The written exam usually takes place in November and the practical testing in January.
  4. Complete the ski and toboggan (S&T) training.  This program begins in December on the second skiing Saturday in the morning and every Saturday morning thereafter through February.  You will be taught how to handle sleds and hone skiing skills needed as a ski patroller.
  5. Complete mountain training.  After you have completed the OEC and S&T training, you will have the chance to strengthen your first aid skills, become comfortable with Mohawk’s protocols, and learn your way around the mountain.
  6. Participate in other Ski Patrol training activities like the chairlift evacuation, OEC Refresher, and scene investigation.


We look for certain criteria in our candidate patrollers:

  • At least a strong intermediate skiing ability.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Commitment and enthusiasm for Ski Patrol programs.
  • Willingness to learn and be instructed and trained as a patroller.
  • Ability to work as a part of a team.
  • Compatibility with the skiing public as well as Mohawk personnel and other patrollers.
  • Desire TO HAVE FUN! Yes, fun is an important part of what we do.

DOWNLOAD THE CANDIDATE QUESTIONS and carry it in when you come for your ski test.

Joining the National Ski Patrol