About the Ski Patrol
Mt Selwyn Ski Patrol started its operations in 1977. It was established to provide first aid treatment to injured skiers and visitors to the Mt Selwyn and Kosciuszko National Park, also known as Selwyn Snowfields.
Mt Selwyn Ski Patrol provides rescue services is a registered charity and is always pleased to hear from people wanting to help out.
The winter season starts in early June and finishes in late September. In order to cover our shared ski area’s, we have 16-20 volunteer patrollers who work to ensure the safety of alpine visitors. During busy periods, 12 of these patrollers can be on duty at one time.
Additionally, pro time patrollers are employed by Selwyn Snowfields throughout the ski season. The volunteer patrollers give their time free of charge and work on weekends and on their holidays to provide full-week coverage.
Ski patrolling is more than just skiing and having fun. It gives people the opportunity to ski and board with people who share a common interest. It offers skiers and snowboarders the opportunity to do more than just ski on their holiday. Patrollers get enjoyment and satisfaction from helping injured skiers, being the first skier on the slope after the powder has fallen, and skiing with like minded friends.
Mt Selwyn Ski Patrol is a volunteer organisation that relies on people's generosity to prosper. Money is raised through the patrol’s annual events, and by donations made by the resort, ski lodges and many individual skiers and boarders.
New volunteers are always welcome. See the "Joining the Patrol" link.