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Old 02-24-2010, 10:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Im currently in college and my goal as of now is to go to med school. Im a while away from finishing undergrad but i have this idea in my head of (if i even get into med school) taking a year off in between college and med school and becoming a ski patroller for a year. Im already a certified EMT-Basic so i figure the training i would need would not be too extensive, but i was wondering if anyone has any experience with being a ski patroller? How much would i really be able to board? How much work is involved and could i make good money? Any information would be helpful as i am pretty clueless haha thanks!
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Old 02-24-2010, 10:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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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...
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