patrol-logoDetroit Mountain Ski Patrol

For more info, contactMilt Wilson, M.D., Detroit Mountain Ski Patrol Director at:

The Detroit Mountain Ski Patrol is a fully sanctioned chapter of the National Ski Patrol.  We are a volunteer organization serving the Detroit Mountain Recreation Area and its guests by providing basic emergency medical care on the mountain and on the property.  Though membership is a serious commitment of time and effort, there are many benefits besides fun, camaraderie and the opportunity for community service.


  • Yearly CPR Certification.  Either online or attending a recognized course.
  • Outdoor Emergency Care Certification.  Needs to be completed within two years of joining the patrol as a candidate.
  • National Ski Patrol Membership.  Annual dues are $84.
  • Must volunteer at least 80 hours with the patrol during the ski season.
  • Must provide own medical pack or bag.  OEC certified patrollers must provide NSP vest or jacket.


  • Season Pass – $25 each for OEC patroller and in-home family members.  Candidates eligible only for individual pass.
  • Single-Day Passes – Five free guest passes after 40 hours worked.  Five more after 80 hours worked.  Passes can be used on the tubing hill, or for a guest’s lift ticket or rentals or both.  Lift ticket and rental would require two passes from the patroller.
  • Five guest passes may be carried over into the next season and will be immediately available.
  • Rental Discounts – Some blackout dates apply.
  • Food and beverage discounts – When on duty.
  • Merchandise discount – DM Mountain Shop.
  • Discounted DM Patrol logo wear – Casual wear items to wear while off duty.
  • Commemorative Patrol T Shirt –Different design each season
  • Ski Skills Enhancement Seminars.  Many opportunities to strengthen your skills.  Toboggan training is encouraged and provided, but not required.
  • Opportunities to sign on to patrol at other ski areas throughout the country.
  • NSP Discounts.  NSP Magazine.  The NSP catalog provides dramatic discounts on high-quality gear and clothing to members.