The Mt. Hood Ski Patrol - Proudly Serving Since 1937
The Mt. Hood Ski Patrol is an all-volunteer organization that was founded in 1937 when our founder, Hank Lewis, was approached by the National Forest Service to form a patrol that would evacuate injured skiers from the slopes of Mt. Hood. As a branch of the NFS, and donning new Forest Service shields (the same ones we still wear on our uniforms today), the Mt. Hood Ski Patrol was born. For over 75 years, we've been a part of the Mt. Hood Community serving at Mt. Hood Meadows, Timberline Lodge, Mt. Hood Skibowl, Summit Ski Area, as well as serving the backcountry with our Nordic Patrol. We are comprised of almost 400 volunteers who provide emergency medical care and transport to injured or ill winter sports enthusiasts, and we assist the resorts with mountain operations such as hill setup and tear down, search and rescue, and sweeping the hill at the end of the day to make sure no one is left behind when the lifts stop turning.