Volunteering is a life style decision, and being a member of Perisher Ski Patrol Inc. (PSP), the largest volunteer ski patrol in Australia is both a privilege and fun. PSP operates under the ‘One Patrol’ umbrella by supporting Perisher’s Paid Patrol across the 1245 hectares of the Perisher Blue resort that includes Perisher, Smiggins Hole, Blue Cow and Guthega. Perisher is the largest ski resort in Australia. We also patrol the cross country trails and are available to help on out of resort rescues. In summer, PSP if requested, provides first aid services to events, such as L’tape cycling event and mountain triathlons. Our ski patrolling activities may be summarised as to:
- Serve the skiing public without charge
- Promote safety and accident prevention – see Alpine Responsibility Code
- Assist in reducing risks
- Respond to incidents
- Adopt and apply uniform standards – see Australian Ski Patrol Association (ASPA)
- Enjoy and have a fun time.
PSP is a not-for-profit charity and is a member of the NSW Volunteer Rescue Association and many of our members have received the Governor General’s National Medal for outstanding service to the community. We are also a member of ASPA our peak training body.