Gunstock Ski Patrol
Welcome to the Gunstock Ski Patrol page. We proudly serve guests who visit Gunstock Mountain Resort in Gilford, New Hampshire.
The Gunstock Mountain Ski Patrol is a member of the National Ski Patrol, and is registered as a Professional Patrol. Our Patrol is made up of paid, volunteer, and junior patrollers. Each winter there are a handful of openings for patrol positions. If you have ever considered this profession, or have questions, please stop by any of our ski patrol top shacks to say hello and meet our team!
What do we do?
- Provide guest education and enforcement of the Skier Responsibility Code, Collision Awareness, and Park Smart safety initiatives.
- Provide on-mountain awareness with the use of ropes, fences, and signage.
- Provide medical care and transportation off the mountain to ill or injured guests at the resort.
- Under specific circumstances, perform a Lift Evacuation to safety get guests off the chairlift
How We Train:
Prior to each winter season, our Patrollers refresh OEC & CPR Certifications, and participate in Lift Evacuation training. During the season, we train as often as possible to keep our skiing, tobogganing, and medical skills sharp! You might even see us out on the mountain setting up a mock scenario, or taking each other down the trails in a toboggan.
FAQ: How To Join Us
What job openings do you have?
Our openings change season to season, so a great starting point is to reach out to our Patrol Director, Kyle Griffin, at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the position and request an interview.
What licenses do I need?
For consideration, candidates should have (or be enrolled in a course for) either of the following certifications: National Ski Patrol Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC) Technician Certification, or a National Registry EMT Certification, both with a valid CPR Certification for the healthcare provider.
Details about the OEC course can be found at NSP home page at https://nspserves.org/ and information on local courses can be found on the NH NSP Region Website https://newhampshireregionnsp.org/topshack/
Do I need to have experience?
Experience is always good; but not required. Candidates for a patrol position must be passionate about the outdoors and helping others, as well as pass an on-hill ski evaluation. They must either have a medical certification as previously outlined, or be in the process of obtaining one. We will happily teach you the rest!
During your first year, you will go through our candidate program. You will be mentored by our veteran patrollers, and the majority of the training is completed on the job.
Patrolling is both fun & rewarding! We look forward to the possibility of meeting you!