Temporary Road Closure
Due to current Winter Storm Conditions, the North Entrance and West Rim Drive are temporarily closed. When conditions improve, the roads will be cleared and opened. Please check back for more information or call (541)594-3000.
Crater Lake Ski Patrol is Seeking Volunteers
Contact: Jan Lemons, (541)594-3056
Contact: Lucy Gasaway, (541)594-3052
Crater Lake, OR - The Crater Lake Ski Patrol is seeking skilled volunteers to collaborate with the park staff to provide information to visitors, maintain winter trails, and assist park rangers with emergency and search and rescue incidents.
The Crater Lake Ski Patrol is a vital part of winter operations at Crater Lake National Park.The Patrollers provide much needed assistance to park staff to help ensure that visitors have a safe and enjoyable visit.Patrollers help with a variety of winter tasks including providing visitor contact and information, maintaining informational, regulatory and warning signs as well as marking ski trails. They participate in Preventative Search & Rescue (PSAR), assist park personnel in emergency, search and rescue, and medical incidents, and maintain ski patrol, medical, and search and rescue equipment.
All Patrollers are required to attend two separate weekend trainings at Crater Lake, work at least 6 days/year, and have at least a current First Aid card and CPR/AED certificate.
To learn more or to apply for a position, please visit http://craterlakeskipatrol.weebly.com/.
Did You Know?
An average of 482,000 people visit Crater Lake National Park each year. Open year-round, less than 100,000 people visit the park during the non-summer months.