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patrollers since 1969!

December Newsletter

As we are all beginning to open up for the season and test out our COVID protocols we can all agree that it feels oh so good to be back on the slopes. A little bit of normalcy seems to be returning with the ability to ski and snowboard again! We have some exciting announcements for this month!

APP Buffs

We have some custom Buff's with the APP logo printed on them for sale on our website! There are limited quantities so make sure to purchase them soon!


We are continuing to update our criteria through this season to continue offering the highest standard of certification. Our Board of Directors is hard at work and dedicated to the growth and development of the organization to best serve you, our members.

We wish you all the best of luck through the holiday season and keep up the snow dances!


Your Board of Directors

Fall Updates

As our calendars, the trees and the weather are indicating that fall is upon us, we wanted to take the time to update you about what is happening with the Association of Professional Patrollers. While no one really knows what this upcoming season holds, we are continuing to improve the organization to benefit you, our members. We are proud to announce our Executive Board, voted in by the nine Board of Directors Members.

President: Kari Brandt – Ski Patrol Director/Safety Coordinator at Diamond Peak Ski Resort, NV

Vice President: Bob Heflin – Patroller at Taos, NM

Treasurer: Scott Cordner – Patroller at Hoodoo, OR

Secretary: Roman Gallegos – Patroller at Angel Fire Resort, Ski Santa Fe,  and Pajarito Mountain, NM

Criteria Coordinator: Kacy Carlson – Assistant Patrol Director at Mt. Ashland, OR

The rest of the Board of Directors consists of: Dave Brown (Mt. Shasta Ski Park, CA), David Moore (Big Bear Mountain Resorts, CA), CJ Svela (Mt. Ashland, OR) and Dominic Zanzucchi (Arizona Snowbowl)

We know there are many questions about what this upcoming ski season will look like. Your Board of Directors will be discussing APP’s plan for this upcoming winter. In the meantime, we have begun an extensive review of our criteria to ensure that our testing materials are up to current industry standards. 

As the winter gets closer we will continue to keep all of you informed on what this season brings for APP. Start your snow dances now!

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