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We provide education, on-going training, and certification of patrollers supporting leading safety and risk management best practices for the mountain recreational community.


Educating and certifying professional

patrollers since 1969!

Fall Updates

As our calendars, the trees and the weather are indicating that fall is upon us, we wanted to take the time to update you about what is happening with the Association of Professional Patrollers. While no one really knows what this upcoming season holds, we are continuing to improve the organization to benefit you, our members. We are proud to announce our Executive Board, voted in by the nine Board of Directors Members.

President: Kari Brandt – Ski Patrol Director/Safety Coordinator at Diamond Peak Ski Resort, NV

Vice President: Bob Heflin – Patroller at Taos, NM

Treasurer: Scott Cordner – Patroller at Hoodoo, OR

Secretary: Roman Gallegos – Patroller at Angel Fire Resort and Pajarito Mountain, NM

Criteria Coordinator: Kacy Carlson – Assistant Patrol Director at Mt. Ashland, OR

The rest of the Board of Directors consists of: Dave Brown (Mt. Shasta Ski Park, CA), David Moore (Big Bear Mountain Resorts, CA), CJ Svela (Timberline Mt. Hood and Mt. Ashland, OR) and Dominic Zanzucchi (Arizona Snowbowl)

We know there are many questions about what this upcoming ski season will look like. Your Board of Directors will be discussing APP’s plan for this upcoming winter. In the meantime, we have begun an extensive review of our criteria to ensure that our testing materials are up to current industry standards. 

As the winter gets closer we will continue to keep all of you informed on what this season brings for APP. Start your snow dances now!

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