The Association of Professional Patrollers, or APP, provides progressive, high caliber programs for ski patrollers and mountain operation professionals through education, evaluation and certification.
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Fall Technical Rope Rescue Clinic
1. Learn from experts in the field of Rope Rescue about current techniques and practices.
2. Check out the newest rope rescue equipment and techniques.Sponsored by Cascade Rescue and Petzel Alta Group Inc.
3. Learn from other Patrollers about their rope rescue programs.
Do you need a 4th? It is always better to show up to a rope rescue knowing what to do!(Click here for more details...)
Special 3rd Day Practicum added for hands-on practice with small group scenarios. This 3rd day requires a separate registration. Click here to register for the third day practicum.
Rope Rescue Survey: Click here to take a brief anonymous survey regarding the rope rescue program at your resort.
Voting for Board Elections is Complete - We had a great turnout for the on-line elections with 111 patrollers voting. Please congratulate the winners of the top 4 spots for next season's board of directors. They are:
Rich Bailey - China Peak, Eric Diem - June Mountain, Mike Ferrari - Mt. Rose, and David Moore - Entertainment Risk Group.
All fully paid Certified and Associate members of the APP were invited to vote in the annual Board of Directors election. They received an electronic ballot April 21 with all the choices for the board positions.
Please thank Ed Gassman and Robert Walters, outgoing Board Members for their fine service on the Board of the Association for the past two years.
Patagonia Candidate of the Spring Clinic - Candidate of the Clinic was awarded to Garrett Martin of Snow Valley, First APP clinic, he took four tests and certified in all of them (Hill Safety, Medical, Snowboarding and Rope Rescue) CONGRATULATIONS Garrett!
2015-2016 Season Wrap-up: We had a very busy and productive clinic series this season including events at Sierra-At-Tahoe, Mt. Shasta, Alpine Meadows, Bear Mountain, Angel Fire and Mt. Rose. Our events are getting more organized, lots of members participated in workshop session, audits of exams, and of course practical certification examinations. (Click here to read more about each clinic )
New APP SWAG for Sale
There will be updated APP SWAG at the Spring clinic for sale - then afterwards at the on-line store! Hats $20, Shirts $40.
Existing members: If in the past few years, you have attended APP events where you provided your email, the system has sent you an email asking for you to log on. Follow those directions and select Login in the upper right corner of the page, and enter that email. If you have not created a password, select "Forgot Password" to create a password so that you may log on and update all of your profile information. If you have not received an email requesting you to log on, or the system is not accepting your email in our database, contact us for assistance. If you are new to the APP and have never paid dues or provided us your contact information or email, select this link to proceed with a new membership application. Members Only page which will have great benefits and deals for members who have paid their current season dues. If you have any problems or you believe we are missing something, send us an email. Think snow and see you at the next clinic!
In the Media...
American Avalanche Association General meeting - Breckinridge, CO , Oct 4, 2016
Supreme court rules on avalanche risk in Colorado
Possible use of drones for search and rescue
The Human Factor - Chapter 4 - Powder Magazine / Black Diamond
The Human Factor - Chapter 3 - Black Diamond
The Human Factor - Chapter 2 - Black Diamond
Cascade Rescue publishes new FAQ section on their web site
BCA: Making sense of multiple beacon burials
Black Diamond announces limited recall...
BCA releases great on-line training videos for use in all levels of AVI education
Another Ski Patrol Unionization overview published in Powder Magazine, Feb 2016
MSR Recalls rescue shovels
Low Snow and Ski Patrol Complacency - The Avalanche Review 34.1 - Bailey - Published by permission of the AAA
This past Sunday, Telluride ski resort’s ski patrollers voted to unionize. They voted 47-1 in favor of unionization. Telluride joins Crested Butte, Steamboat, and The Canyons as unionized ski patrollers.BoundTree University offers free CEU's for EMT's
Risks of Running a Ski Resort
Risk Management Magazine
Uphill Access & Safety
Popularity and Risks of Skinning - onlyagame.wbur.org
Increasing EMS provider influenza vaccination will decrease transmission -Bound Tree University
The Human Factor 2.0 - Powder Magazine/Black Diamond
Phil Edholm of Lookout Pass Ski & Recreation Area has donated $500 for the APP's Educational Fund. Thanks Phil!
BCA creates a new series of Backcountry Safety videos to spread safety news
Bomb Carrying Drones? - Outsdie Mag.
Free On-Line CEU's for EMT's and Paramedics from Boundtree University
2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care - American Heart Association
Integrating New Products and Methods in Trauma Care - Boundtree University
En Route CPR - Mission Ridge Pro Ski Patrol
Court hears arguments in Winter Park Avalanch death
Are ski resorts Liable for in-bound avalanches?
Ohio Resort Base Lodge Burns - Patrol O2 canisters contribute to conflagration
Changing Role of Ski Patrol (from SAM - Ski Area Management, Sept. newsletter)