Join Blackhawk Ski Patrol! Toboggan Training Starts in December

Blackhawk Ski Patrol

The Blackhawk Ski Club has a long tradition of members and parents getting involved in many ways. For some, it has meant becoming a Ski Patroller at our club.

If you have ever considered or wondered what it takes to become a ski patroller, there are four spots remaining in our toboggan training class, which will start Monday, December 11th. 

In this fun class you will refine your ski or snowboard skills while learning what it takes to safely transport a patient down the hill. 

Classes will be held on Monday evenings from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm and will last approximately ten weeks with an on-hill exam at the end. 

If you have ever thought about patrolling, now is the perfect time to get involved. Toboggan training is the first set of skills you'll need in your journey to become a ski patroller.

Patroller benefits include:

  • Give back to the sport most of us are intensely passionate about

  • Learn and get certified in first aid and safety through Outdoor Emergency Care classes

  • Improve your skiing or snowboarding abilities 

  • Make friends, and share in the camaraderie of caring people that make up our patrol and club

  • Enjoy the many perks of being a member of Blackhawk Ski Patrol which includes a reduced family membership to Blackhawk Ski Club 

  • Enjoy membership benefits of The National Ski Patrol including continued education, discounts on outdoor gear, and discounts at some ski resorts

The time commitment for being a Blackhawk Ski Patroller is much less than other area Ski Patrols in our area, making it a great option for those who want to be a Ski Patroller, but have less time available for this volunteer commitment.

If you are interested in becoming a patroller or would like more information, please email Rob Kudrle, Blackhawk Patrol Director, at

You can also visit our Ski Patrol web page for more information.