Ski Patrol Training for 2017-2018: 5 days in total (3 Days at Glenmore Lodge & a weekend at a Resort in the ski season)


Duration: 3 Day(s)

Course Times: 09:00:00 - 18:00:00

Certificate Valid:

On successful completion of the course, Trainee Patroller status is gained, a certificate detailing the elements covered during the course and a signed Log Book of the relevant competencies. The candidate is then ready to gain experience and follow the BASP Training Scheme

Suitable for:

Candidates wishing to be involved in patrolling within a Scottish Resort (BASP have strong links with Nevis Range, Glenshee & Glencoe).

Course Overview:

Basic life support, mountain craft, avalanche awareness, navigation, ski area safety, patrol management, customer care, casualty management, casualty report forms and logbooks.

Due to a lack of snow in December over the last couple of years, we have changed the format of this year’s Ski Patrol Course: there will be a 3 Day Residential Course at Glenmore Lodge in December & a non-residential weekend at a resort during the ski season. There will be a minimum of 8 candidates required for the course to run. You are required to take ski/snowboard equipment to both elements of the course as there is a dry slope at Glenmore Lodge that will be utilised.

Note - In the Log Book there is a sample programme – the content of the course remains the same but the daily structure will be different.

The 3 Day Residential Course at Glenmore Lodge will take place Monday 11th December, starting at 9am to Wednesday 13th December, finishing at 5pm. The cost of the course is £300 (food & accommodation in a twin room is included). If you are interested in attending on a non-residential basis, please get in touch for prices.

If you wish to arrive early on the Sunday night, Glenmore Lodge offer B&B for £41.50 (in a twin room) or £60 in a single room. This can be booked direct by calling 01479 861256.

If there is snow at Cairngorm the trainers may decide to utilise this for some practical elements of the course & any lift passes required will be an additional cost on the day.

A weekend at a Resort during the season – sometime in January to April (the weekend will run subject to the availability of snow).

Flexibility is required from the candidate as the course may take place at one of the three resorts: Nevis Range, Glenshee or Glencoe.

Date options for the weekend will be discussed at the course in December.

Candidates will be required to pay for their own food, accommodation & day lift-passes.

Additional Information

Places on the Ski Patrol Course are allocated on a ‘first come first serve’ basis once all the evidence required has been submitted (the deadline for submission is 31st October 2017).

Completion of the course allows you to enter the Trainee Patroller status until further competencies have been signed off in your log book.

Each Scottish ski resort is responsible for employing their own staff so there is no guarantee of employment at the end of the course – we can put you in touch with the Head of Ski Patrol at the resorts we have links with if requested.

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Course Availability

DEC 2017

Price: £300.00
11 - 13 Dec 2017

Location: Glenmore Lodge, Aviemore, PH22 1QU (Ski Patrol - residential)
Instructors: , Jeff Starkey, Mark Fair