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If you...

  ... enjoy beautiful mountain settings, and seek to be a steward of it
  ... XC ski at at least an intermediate level
  ... are interested in improving your skiing, first aid, and mountain skills
  ... want to help others safely enjoy the winter mountain environment

Then you might enjoy becoming a Lake Alpine nordic ski patroller.

A day on patrol might consist of skiing along one of our marked trails around Lake Alpine, passing out trail maps to a family of skiers, helping someone mend his skis, taking a side trip up to Inspiration Point for lunch with 360 degree views, some backcountry turns back to lake level, caution some skiers of the dangers of skiing on the lake, handing out some moleskin and advice about blisters, catching a few more turns in Poison Gulch, and finally calling into Forest Service to report another beautiful, uneventful day.

Patrollers spend an average of eight days per season patrolling, and a few training. There are also several opportunities for further instruction on topics like avalanche, winter and mountain travel, ski skill improvement, and first aid.

Email, or call (408) 354-1545, for more information.