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ARE you a cross country skier and keen to direct your interest into volunteering with a difference?
Then Lake Mountain Ski Patrol (LMSP) might be for you.
LMSP always welcomes enquiries from prospective volunteers interested in helping to look after the thousands of day trippers who head to the Lake Mountain Alpine Resort each season for some fun in the snow.
Pre-season training is held at the resort, usually the weekend before the traditional season opening on the Queen’s Birthday weekend. It is a great way to get a better idea about what patrol involves and to meet other volunteers.
Lake Mountain is the closest alpine resort to Melbourne, attracting more than 100,000 visitors each year. Ski patrol is an integral part of operations helping keep the resort safe for visitors, providing first aid services and general advice to the public, and assisting with searches if the need arises.
On weekends the patrol, is operated by volunteers who compliment the work of paid patrollers who look after the resort from Monday to Friday.
Prospective patrollers need to be fit and competent skiers, 18 years or older and have a minimum Provide First Aid (HLTAID003) and Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (HLTAID001) qualifications. Regular patrollers are subsidised to gain further, national accreditation through the Australian Ski Patrol Association (ASPA).
Some of the perks of volunteering include complimentary entry to Lake Mountain and on-mountain accommodation on rostered weekends.
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