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Outdoor Emergency Care

Outdoor Emergency Care

The OEC Technician certification provides our patrollers the education necessary to deliver emergency medical care to those in need.  This certification, similiar to an EMT-B, is not limited to a ski area environment but affords application in many emergency situations. 

Specifics on the OEC class and Patroller expectations can be viewed in the candidate letter.


Avalanche Certification


Hesperus Patrollers in good standing are eligible for avalanche training and certification

Snow Analysis


Snow Stability

Other Training Opportunities


  • Alpine skiing, snowboarding, and Nordic skiing proficiency

  • Toboggan handling (aka - Outdoor Emergency Transportation)

  • Mountain travel and rescue

  • Instructor development

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