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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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First mid-winter clinic is completed at Sierra-At-Tahoe - We had a fantastic turnout for the mid-winter clinic at Sierra At Tahoe.  Over 20 judges contributed time for 22 candidates accomplishing 67 written tests and 54 practical exams.    A Mock Avalanche Rescue and Dog Demonstration was provided on the first day.  David Moore completed his final practical exam, and achieve full certification as #C-0612. Big Acknowledgement for Shannon Maguire!!! Awesome job in her first role as clinic lead.  (Read more...)


New APP patches are available in the on-line store!

Tech. Bulletin #3 - Sudden Cardiac Arrest: During the afternoon of New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2015, Ski Cooper Ski Patrol, located in Leadville, Colorado, received a report from Lift Operations of a possible “heart attack” just outside the resort’s backcountry access gate. (Read More...)

Side Country Rescue By Eric Diem-June Mountain Ski Patrol Director

Ducking boundary ropes to find that untracked powder has its consequences.  Recently we had an injury of a snowboarder just outside our boundary at the top of the ski area, elevation 10,000 feet...(Read More

Mid-Winter Clinic - Mt. Shasta Ski Park, February 16, 17, 18, Northern California

Contact Michael Nolen APP Board member for logistics and details.
Michael Nolen and Mattly Trent – Lead and Co-Lead for the Mid-Winter Clinic

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Lots of current media links and Patroller news on our Facebook page!


The APP is able to provide the high caliber educational programs, because of the generous support of our donors and sponsors. Become a sponsor today and thanks again to all of our current sponsors!!!


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The APP is a registered California private non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization. APP publications, clinics & programs are funded solely by the generous contributions of our  sponsors, as well as  member dues. Click on the "Sign Up" button to the right, or visit this page for details on the benefits of membership.


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.

You may now REGISTER and pay testing fees in advance for scheduled events all online!  You can also make online donations,sponsor the APP or purchase a PDF of the APP Study Guide.

Feel free to peruse the website and check out new benefits to APP membership - such as the 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...

MSR Recalls rescue shovels

Low Snow and Ski Patrol Complacency - The Avalanche Review 34.1 - Bailey - Published by permission of the AAA

Gasex deployed at Squaw Valley

Taos Ski Bowl Patrol votes no Union

Cascade Rescue November 2015 Newsletter

Patroller's Death - Wolf Creek

Avalanche Terms - Encyclopedia

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)


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