Ski Patrol Association
Serving the Skiers of the World
Welcome to the home of the Professional Ski Patrol Association. The Professional
Ski Patrol Association is dedicated to promoting the highest standards
of ski patrolling. PSPA tests and certifies patrollers in ski safety,
first aid skills, toboggan handling and ski techniques.
- COVID Update
Unfortunately, due to the ongoing challenges with the COVID
19 Pandemic, the PSPA Board of Directors has decided to forgo any Pre-Tests
or Exams this year. Candidates currently in the process will receive
a bye for this year as it pertains to the 3-year completion cycle. Members
who are up for rectification will also receive a bye for this year.
The Board of Directors will continue to monitor the situation going
into next year. Members should expect to have an annual meeting in the
fall as usual (though it may be virtual).
- 2020 Annual Meeting
The 2020 Annual Meeting will be held via zoom call on October
22, 2020 @ 7pm. All members are encouraged to attend. Please email Carl
Chaplin to get informaiton for dialing ino the call.
- 2019 Annual Exam
There was a great turnout at this year’s exam. Thank
you to all that put in the effort to ensure a successful event. It was
really nice to see those who haven't been able to attend an exam in
several years. Four new examiner candidates attended the exam and one
member successfully recerted. A very special thank you goes out to Killington
and all their staff for being supportive and gracious hosts. Thank you
Tait! The conditions were fantastic. Some candidates passed S&T
and others passed First Aid. However, one candidate passed everything
in her first year! A huge congratulations goes out to Christine Rholl
of Sugarloaf for earning her full certification. Well done!
- Ongoing Call to Members
Remember that day you achieved your PSPA certification? Most likely
it came as a result of lots of hard work and training. The process is
not simple and requires candidates to push themselves to vastly increase
their patrolling skills and knowledge.
As a member of PSPA you bring these increased skills back to the patrolling
world every day. The strength of the organization is the diversity of
its membership. As a member the organization is calling on you to promote
PSPA within your respective patrols. Often this may simply mean answering
questions about the certification process or pointing the person in
the right direction to get information. Motivating and helping others
to also strive for certification is the best gift you can give to a
||Tom Sutton shows off a
good snowplow technique.
New Certified Members:
Christine Rholl (Sugarloaf)