Trainee Intake Tests

The trainee intake tests consist of a 2 day event where we get to judge your skiing and boarding ability, and you get to meet us to see what we do live on the hill. The next intake test weekend is scheduled for the 26th & 27th August 2023.

Please monitor this page and Facebook for any updates.

Applications for the intake test close midnight on Friday the 4th August 2023.

The schedule for the weekend is as follows:


  • 7:45 AM – Meet outside P1. This is the Ski Patrol room which is located at the eastern end of the building which houses the Kosciusko Express chairs overnight. The door is next to Tower 2 of the Snowgums Chairlift.
  • Introductions and day overview
  • Ski warm up
  • Skill tests
  • Lunch
  • Initial Assessment results
  • Overview of the patrol


  • Buddy up with a patroller for the morning
  • Interview
  • Assessment & Delivery of outcome

Here is a document that spells out the Ski Intake Test that takes place on the Saturday.

Please note you will need to find your own accommodation for this weekend, and you will need a valid Thredbo lift pass for the two day event.

Instructions on how to apply, and pay the fee for the intake test can be found on this page – interested in becoming a patroller?