Outdoor Emergency Transportation
Outdoor Emergency Transportation (OET)
This encompasses everything we do on our skis and snowboards as patrollers. At the candidate level, this training begins as soon as there is snow on the hill and runs throughout the ski season. We begin with basic ski/snowboard skills, introduce some skills unique to patrolling and then progress on to toboggan handling, such as delivering empty rescue toboggans to an accident scene and transporting injured patients down the hill. There is a lot to learn. And it is a lot of fun!
Every season, we brush off our sled handling skills and are re-certified in these key skills.
Patroller School is a set of OET clinics to help us become better at these basic skills learn new techniques and refine our skills. These schools are held throughout the Eastern Division and are open to any alpine patroller. Some of these events include women's enhancement clinics, toboggan enhancement clinics, skiing, snowboard and telemark clinics.
OET Module of the Senior Program
This program is all about having fun and building your confidence in becoming a better skier or rider. It is designed for those who are looking to expand their experiences and refine their skiing and riding skills in all terrain. Most of these clinics are held outside of the CT Region--New York, Massachusetts and Southern Vermont.
This program is designed to support the development of riding skills and toboggan handling techniques for snowboard patrollers. The goal is to elevate their professionalism through shared experience and increased awareness of the secrets of the "Boarder Patrol Underground". We strive to improve the ability of snowboard patrollers to serve the snow sports community with confidence and slope-side camaraderie.
Women's Enhancement Program
This is sometimes held as a stand-alone program, or as part of the Patroller School. The Women's Enhancement Program is a female-only clinic. Taught by women, for women. It is a comfortable, entertaining and enlightening event that is bound to have you coming back year after year.