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