Shawnee Mountain Ski Patrol consists of 10 Professional Patrollers and up to 50 Volunteer Patrollers from the National Ski Patrol.
The role of the Ski Patrol is provide first aid treatment and transport of injured skiers and riders.
The patroller's day begins with a sweep of all the open ski runs to determine suitability for skiers and riders, to clear or mark hazards and to report on the conditions the skiing public may expect to encounter.
Once the mountain is open and the skiers and riders are out on the hill, ski patrol duties include:
- Rescue and retrieval of injured or distressed skiers and riders.
- Providing advice and directions to the skiing public
- Maintenance of rescue equipment
- Ongoing training and skills maintenance
At the conclusion of the skiing day, Patrollers again conduct a coordinated sweep of the entire open ski area, closing all runs.