Author Archives: MtHighPatrol

Are you a patroller taking some time off or retiring from patrol? Here’s what you need to know about the Alumni Program.

An NSP Alumni is a special registration category for people who, for various reasons, decide to no longer provide emergency care or rescue services, but wish to continue their relationship with the National Ski Patrol. The alumni program is a great way to keep your OEC current and continue to...

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Weather Forecasts for at Mountain High Resort

Checking weather for “Wrightwood, CA” can be a lot different than the conditions on the mountain.  One of the best sources for forecasts at the resort can be found at Snowforecast.com I particularly love their slogan, “Predicting sick days since 1998.” http://www.snowforecast.com/component/content/article/4354-mountain-high-resort

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New Refresher Requirements! Get Ready.

New OEC Refresher Rules This year’s refresher workbook is different. The new, multi-page, workbook and study guide must be completed and submitted at the Claremont refresher. Submission of your completed workbook is required for credential sign off. Claremont Refresher: Sunday, September 27. 2015 8:00am Cahuilla Park, Claremont, CA Bring your workbook,...

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Animated Knots: Know your patroller knots

Practice your patroller knots using these great videos from animatedknots.com: Clove Hitch (Half Hitch Method)  Figure 8 Follow Through Munter Mule Combination Hitch The Munter: The Munter Hitch – (the Italian Hitch), 1 – 6 in the animation, allows controlled descent when rappelling (abseiling). The climbing rope passes through a...

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