Do you love winter in the mountains? Snowshoeing or skiing adventures? Helping others have a fun and safe time in the backcountry?

Join our Ski Patrol to oversee our backcountry, groom trails, and help others enjoy the system.  Volunteers patrol at least one day a month during the winter season and spend one weekend day staffing MTTA’s office in Ashford.

What we do:

  • Patrol the ski trails using two-way radios
  • Perform trail maintenance (some patrollers have the chance to learn how to operate snowmobiles and groom trails)
  • Serve as goodwill ambassadors to all trail users
  • Oversee hut utilization and stay in the huts overnight
  • Staff the MTTA office in Ashford on weekends during ski season
  • Act as First Aid emergency response team in a wilderness setting


  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be or become an MTTA member
  • Have winter wilderness experience and gear
  • Be able to ski or snowshoe miles of steep terrain
  • Attend MTTA patrol training offered every summer
  • Participate at a summer work party
  • Have current First Aid/CPR and Avalanche Awareness training

Ski Patrol Resources:

Ski Patrol Requirements and Gear PDF

A link to the Ski Patrol Calendar is included in Ski Patrol News e-mails from our Ski Patrol Director, Marilyn Pyke.