Presented by Helly Hansen

Vail & Beaver Creek Junior Ski Patrol


Vail and Beaver Creek Junior Ski Patrol Program Returns for Second Season; Expands to Include a Fifth Sunday and Beaver Creek

“We were beyond thrilled enthusiasm from the kids, parents, community and our patrollers about this program last year, and we are excited to build on the success from last year by expanding it to include an extra day, as well as the involvement of our counterparts at Beaver Creek,” said Brice May, Vail Ski Patrol Director. “The goal of this program is to provide local youth a sense of their responsibility when skiing and riding on Vail and Beaver Creek and, through this educational program, allow them to become safety ambassadors when on the mountain.”

In the winter of 2017/2018 Vail Mountain in partnership with Helly Hansen launched it’s first ever Junior Ski Patrol program, open to Eagle County students from grades 8-10. Throughout the program, participants will be divided into groups with a ski patroller to learn mountain safety, the duties and responsibilities of ski patrol, orientation, CPR/ First Aid, patrol tour of outposts, end-of-day sweeps, avalanche awareness, gates and closures awareness, toboggan training, and non-medical training.

WINTER 2019/2020:
Vail Mountain, along with Helly Hansen and the Vail Ski Patrol will partner this winter with Beaver Creek Resort and the Beaver Creek Ski Patrol to expand the Junior Ski Patrol Program which debuted at Vail winter 2017. The second-annual program will expand this year to include five Sundays, with two of those days being held at Beaver Creek Resort.

Program Dates:

  • Sunday Jan. 27.
  • Sunday Feb. 3, 10, & 24.
  • Sunday March 3.

The Vail and Beaver Creek Junior Ski Patrol Program will be open to 18 select students. To be eligible for the program, students must be in grades 8 through 10, at a level 7 skiing ability, be available for all program dates, and submit an application.


  • Applicant to submit a video essay and email to
  • Explain interest in the program and why you love skiing.
  • Please include footage of the applicant skiing.