Becoming a Member of Ski Patrol

There are actually 3 training areas that need to be accomplished to be certified as a basic patroller:

  1. The first (and these are not necessarily in the order they need to be accomplished) is Patroller 101. Part of this is the on-hill portion of the training. A certain level of skiing/boarding experience is expected. Although we will work on performance enhancement, most of the scheduled time is spent developing techniques needed to handle a recovery toboggan with and without a patient. Total time commitment for completing the Patroller 101 training is 1+ days a week for about 3 months.

  2. The second part of the training involves the Outdoor Emergency Care training. Different patrols offer this training at different times of the year. The total time commitment for completing OEC training is 1+ days a week for about 3 months.

  3. The final part of training is CPR for the Professional Rescuer. This Red Cross course can be taken anywhere. We typically offer it as an extension of the OEC training.

Each year every patroller is required to receive proficiency training in OEC, toboggan handling, CPR and chair evacuation in order to maintain currency.

If this sounds like something you would like to pursue, we would be glad to have you come out and join us.

Patroller 101 training usually begins in December and will culminate the end of the ski season (February or March).

Outdoor Emergency Care will begin in the Spring.

If interested in the above classes, please contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Welcome to Villa Olivia Ski Patrol

Villa Olivia Ski Patrol (VOSP) is a member driven volunteer organization, affiliated with the National Ski Patrol, that provides emergency care services, ski and snowboard safety, as well as, public relations for the customers and visitors of Villa Olivia Country Club and Ski Area.

The primary benefits we receive through VOSP are satisfaction in promoting safe skiing/boarding and assisting the skiing public. Villa Olivia is located at Route 20 and Naperville Road in Bartlett, Illinois.