Nevis Range Winter Rigging Course


How vital is this skill to the patroller? In February this year Nevis Range Chief Patroller Jeff Starkey invited me to co-deliver a winter rigging course for a range of experienced Scottish based ski patrollers. The course was 1.5 days, we had 8 patrollers attending. So why bother and how vital is this skill to […]

2016 World Ski Patroller Survey


The World Ski Patroller Survey was started in 2015 to learn more about you, the ski patrollers, that are at the front line of a ski resort, helping people in the hour of need in all conditions. We want to know what issues you have, what gear you use, what you need, what you don’t […]

Glencoe pre-season training weekend


Thanks to the new and decidedly younger intake of Glencoe Ski Patrol (Stewart Houston) for planning and co-ordinating the pre-season training weekend. Colin and Stewart braved the elements and undertook a stock take of kit up the hill and, despite the inclement conditions, brought down all the equipment required for Sunday’s training session. This act of generosity from the Houstons allowed the […]

Nevis Range Winter Update


A few stats…so far: 61 casualties >20k skier days Youngest casualty …ummm 6yrs old (I think) Longest rope stretcher lower…200m Most patrollers in 1 day, 8 ½ >30 updated and new patrol documents 4 lost blankets (Joe donated them to the NHS) and Braveheart open 2 days Heading up the gondola through the cold clag, […]

Glenshee Winter Update 2016


The new chairlift on the Tiger is came along nicely at the start of the season but because we needed a day of flying stuff up on to the steep, things have got a bit behind schedule.   The annual get together for a bit of pre season training and team bonding went ahead on Sunday 13th Dec with […]