About Us

The Thredbo Ski Patrol formally came into existence in 1958 when a group of ski enthusiasts came together to assist other skiers find themselves in difficulties whilst skiing, the main services provided at this time were first aid assistance and rescue.

Many of the early members of the Thredbo Ski Patrol were locals to the mountains employed in a variety of jobs. They were people from all over the world. All of the members provided these services on a voluntary basis and gave time of their own to help others.

The Ski Patrol today has some 85 members with just over 50 of them being active Registered Patrollers. Today, some patrollers are full time during the winter and are paid for the time they put into ensuring that Thredbo constantly has good on-mountain rescue coverage.

However, whilst the provision of first aid assistance and rescue from the mountain remain the core activities of the Ski Patrol, the experience gained in undertaking these functions for nearly 50 years has led to more proactive assistance to skiers.

We now work alongside the paid Thredbo patrollers on a daily basis, with no division of duties on the hill.