Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: behind that tree, ontario
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well, i'm sort of a deputy patroller. you'd be able to get in a volunteer no problem. if you want to be a more serious patroller who gets paid and actually do it as a job... you'll probably spend more time in the first aid room sorting out whos working where, filling out paperwork, and dealing with the training. you get some riding time sure, but from what i've seen of the patrols one and two (the top guys and gals each shift) the most the get out on the hills are to ride the snowmobile to transfer people.
i say volunteer while in med school or college instead of taking the year off. adds to the resume and experience, gets you a free pass and you do a lot more riding. as a volunteer, you spend almost all the time riding looking for people to help, people to yell at or just riding awaiting a call on the radio.
sarcasm... yeah... like THAT will ever catch on...