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Detroit Mountain Ski Patrol

Enjoy Skiing or Riding?

Want to help other people be safe while enjoying the sport?

Join The Ski Patrol

Ski Patrol is a great way to serve as an ambassador to Detroit Mountain.

Joining Ski Patrol has its perks:

  • Tremendous Educational Opportunities
  • Discounted Season Passes & Buddy Passes
  • Discounted Gear & Merchandise
  • Community of Lifelong Friends

DM Ski Patrol is a unique group of individuals passionate about growing the sport and providing quick response care and guidance while you’re on the hill. It’s a volunteer organization serving the Detroit Mountain Recreation Area and its guests by providing basic emergency medical care on the property. It’s a fully sanctioned chapter of the National Ski Patrol.

Detroit Mountain Ski Patrol offers Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC)  and Outdoor Emergency Transportation courses. If you are interested in becoming a Ski Patrol member, please contact


  • 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.  Dues must be paid in full annually.
  • Must volunteer for a minimum of 20 shifts annually.
  • 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 at the start of each season. Five more after working 10 shifts and five additional passes after working 20 shift.
  • Rental Discounts – Some blackout dates apply.
  • Food and beverage discounts – When on duty.
  • Merchandise discounts – 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.