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Dodge Ridge NSP

JOIN THE NATIONAL SKI PATROL AT DODGE RIDGE SKI AREA, CA

The PatrolDodge Ridge National Ski Patrol is a volunteer National Ski Patrol with 100 members from the San Joaquin Valley, Bay Area and Northern California.  Located at Dodge Ridge Ski Area, the 50 year-old Patrol is looking for good skiers and boarders who want to learn (or improve) their first aid , skiing and boarding skills as a National Ski Patroller.  

What You Need to Join Dodge Ridge National Ski Patrol:

Ski with the National Ski Patrol.  An optional opportunity to get acquainted with the Patrol. You'll learn the requirements for National Ski Patrol membership, hill protocols and what you need to pursue your interest in the NSP.  Please contact Dore Bietz.

Candidate Ski Check-Off.   Join us the third Sunday  in January, February or March  where you will be asked to demonstrate your skiing ability.  Report to the First Aid Room by 7:45 AM.  You will be required to purchase a lift ticket or use your season pass. Please be prepared to spend most of the day with us. 

Once accepted as a candidate, commit to an 80 hour Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC) first aid course (offered Sundays, in the late Summer/early Fall ), (Schedule)

During your candidate year, commit to ski and toboggan training days during the ski season, starting when Dodge Ridge opens, (Schedule)

Attend yearly OEC and on-the-hill refreshers, and pay yearly NSP dues (currently  $80/year),

In second and successive years, continue with yearly refresher training days and patrol at least 12  "duty days" providing service to the public.

BENEFITS AS A DODGE RIDGE NATIONAL SKI PATROLLER: 
Once you are a candidate patroller, you ski or board free on your training days. After candidate completion, when you perform a "duty day", you receive a lift ticket that can be used by family or friends.  Lunch vouchers are provided for the days that you are patrolling.

You receive a variety of great pro and ski patrol ski equipment deals

You will learn a high degree of first aid skills, and greatly improve your skiing

You help the skiing and boarding public: and you'll make scores of new friends


CANDIDATE SCREENING EVALUATION SKIING:

ASCENT:
Herringbone
Side Step
Kick Turn
Uphill Traverse

DESCENT:
Slide Slip
Linked Snow Plow Turns
Snow Plow to a Stop

GENERAL SKIING:
Ten Turns (Short Radius Turns)
Ten Turns (Bumps)
Five Turns (Crud)

CANDIDATE SCREENING EVALUATION SNOWBOARDING:
Wide Radius Turns

Medium Radius Turns
Short Radius Turns (Minimum 3 turns on Six Shooter in a specified distance)
Crud Riding
Falling Leaf/ Toe Side & Heel Side
Snow Plow (Straight Line Toe Side & Heel Side Stop between 2 poles)
Traverse Up Hill (One Foot Clipped In)
Frog Hop (Both Feet Clipped In)

HOW DO YOU SIGN UP?
Contact :Dore Bietz