The APP provides criteria, training, and judging of proficiency in 9 disciplines in a structured progression at 4 to 5 meetings per year throughout Western US. We provide training materials via our web site along with instruction and training at our meetings. Included with mentoring and job-training at a home resort, this curriculum is intended to work in concert to provide members with a foundation of skills that are applicable to a variety of snow sports related industry jobs, most obviously ski patrolling and risk management.
The nine disciplines are (You can click on each one to learn more):
Patrollers who demonstrate excellence in all areas by passing both written exams and practical judging become a “Certified Patroller.” Since it’s inception in the early 70’s the organization has certified more than 600 patrollers.