PSPA Exam at Cannon Mountain The Professional
Ski Patrol Association

Serving the Skiers of the World
ver 03.17.24

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.


  • 2024 PSPA Certified Exam
    PSPA held its annual exam at Killington Resort in VT on March 6 & 7, 2024. A total of eight candidates participated in the exam. Every candidate passed a portion of the exam and Heidi Beaulac from Gunstock Ski Area in NH became a fully certified member. Mike Witse of Sugarlaof in ME achieved Examiner status. Also at the exam, the Board of Directors awarded a Lifetime membership to Betsy Reeves, from Nashoba Valley in MA and Waterville Valley in NH for her contributions to the PSPA organization over at least the last 20 years.
  • 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 fellow patroller.

Congratulations to:

Tom Sutton shows off a
good snowplow technique.

New Certified Members:
   Heidi Beaulac (Gunstock)

New Examiner:
   Mike Witse (Sugarloaf)

New Lifetime Member
   Betsy Reeves (Nashoba/Wattervile Valleys)