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Camp 10 Ski and Snowboard looking for new Ski Patrol membersSubmitted: 12/19/2014
RHINELANDER - When it comes to safety on the slopes- you can turn to the National Ski Patrol.

They're on hundreds of ski hills across the country.

Camp 10 in Rhinelander is one of those hills.

The patrol wants you to consider joining.

The ski patrol dedicates its time to keeping skiers safe.

"The whole thing behind a ski patroller, the big organization and individual patroller is we're there to help when we're needed," explained Camp 10's owner and ski patrol director, Gren Rudd.

The National Ski Patrol was founded more than 70 years ago.

Today it has more than 26,000 members.

"When somebody is hurt, we're trained to step in and provide that first level of care. Get them off the hill. Get them into a warm environment. Assess what the problem is and make the determination if another level of care is needed," said Rudd.

Workers at Camp 10 say they're always ready in case of emergency.

"We're set up this year so that we'll have a toboggan at the top of each ski lift, which makes it easier for the ski patroller to get to an injured person without having to tote a toboggan all over the hill," Rudd Explained.

Camp 10's ski patrol has at least two people working on any given day, but leaders want to expand.

Right now there are ten members. Rudd wants to have at least 15.

"If we increase the size of the patrol we have a chance of bringing in some more night skiing activities. So it's kind of a win for everybody," explained Rudd.

Training for the ski patroller can be extensive- about 100 hours.

"We're taught to do everything- to work with band aids to delivering babies," Rudd said.

At the end of the day ski patrollers love what they do.

"Our main thing that we look for is whatever we can do to increase the enjoyment of the guest and the safety for the guest," said Rudd.
If you'd like more information on how to join the Camp 10 Ski Patrol, you can email them.

Their email address can be found with the link below.


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Story By: Hayley Tenpas

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