well i just wanted to say that you guys should really become friends with a ski patrol not just cause of the following reasons but because they make skiing safer and for us to do it, also they are the ones to save your ass when you try a dub for the first time and blow out your ACL.... so i just want to say appreciate your ski patrols.
and some of the perks of being a ski patrol or being friends or related to one are the following(my dad is a patrol soo yeah :D)
at my mountain every ski patrol gets 2 passes every time they work (volunteer patrolling is what my dad does)one for them and one for whoever and the passes work for the whole season sooo i don't have to buy myself a seasons pass so there goes $500 i don't have to spend!
food.. you know how to buy lunch at a ski resort costs you an arm and a leg
well patrollers get free food (20 $ a day) so enough for a sandwich fries and a drink.
patrol deals, depending on where you patrol you get special deals... the following deals are such as a huge discount on k2 skis like i'm talking 35% + for new skis of the current year, also with surface skis. you get thule boxes half off. deals on arcteryx stuff. something crazy like 40% off smith anything and so much more hell you even get discounts at car rental places.
discount at hills shop (50% + off)
also you get 30% off of a select 4 or 5 hotels for accommodation and food.
so my fellow ns'ers i invite you to become a ski patrol and help make the mountain safe for everyone else plus you get to ski for free and you can get paid and your job is skiing... also haven't you ever wanted to throw a bomb off of a cornice? i know you have!
also next time you see a patroller say thanks because they work so that you can do what you love, skiing.
and dont forget you get to work with these adorable creatures.