If you like snow (and, really, who doesn't?), and like to snowshoe in it and / or backcountry ski in it, and perhaps even camp in it, then maybe you or someone you know might like to join the Willamette Backcountry Ski Patrol. There are two levels of involvement, either as a volunteer or a fully qualified patroller (as a member of the National Ski Patrol). We are a volunteer organization from the Eugene/Springfield area, but have had members from Salem, Bend area and Portland. Benefits are too many to list, but training in outdoor emergency care, CPR, mountain travel and rescue, search and rescue, avalanche awareness and safety are some of the highlights.
If you are interested, just drop us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org
with some contact information, or via Facebook message to Terry Kneen or to Douglas McCarty and we will get back to you.