Recruiting volunteer ski patrollers

With the 2017 ski season fast approaching (hopefully), Lake Mountain Ski Patrol (LMSP) is recruiting volunteers to join the weekend patrol team.

Ski patrol is a great way of volunteering and helping others, as well as spending time and being active in a fantastic environment.

LMSP is an integral part of the resort operations keeping the mountain safe for visitors, providing first aid services and general advice to the public, and assisting with searches if the need arises. The importance of LMSP is highlighted by the fact that Lake Mountain is the closest alpine resort to Melbourne, attracting approximately 130,000 last winter.

Wearing their highly visible red ski patrol jackets and first aid packs, a typical day on the mountain sees patrollers rotate between the base, the extensive network of ski and snow shoe trails, toboggan slopes and other resort facilities.


  • need to be fit, competent skiers
  • have Provide First Aid (HLTAID003) and Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (HLTAID001) qualifications, with the view to attaining Advanced Emergency Care accreditation through the Australian Ski Patrol Association (ASPA)
  • need to be available to be rostered on weekend days throughout the winter
  • receive free entry to Lake Mountain Alpine Resort
  • are subsidised to gain Australian Ski Patrol Association (ASPA) certification.

The 2017 winter training weekend for current and prospective volunteer patrollers will be held at Lake Mountain on June 3 and 4.

For further information please contact LMSP Secretary, Bronwyn Howell on 0409 212 307, or email

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