Ski Patrol

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 (most of our patrollers learn to operate snowmobiles and groom trails)
  • Serve as a 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 18 years old (none of our patrollers feel a day over 18)
  • Be or become an MTTA member
  • Have winter wilderness experience
  • Attend MTTA patrol training offered every summer
  • Have current First Aid/CPR and Avalanche Awareness training

Ski Patrol Resources:

Ski Patrol Requirements  2015 Ski Patrol Training  Ski Patrol Schedule