Ski Patrol

♦ The Ski Santa Fe Pro Patrol is a full EMS Service, providing advanced life support and the latest in emergency medical response equipment and training.
♦ In addition to providing care for the sick and injured, they strive for a well marked and maintained mountain.
♦ Skier Safety is promoted through an educational approach, encouraging the public to become well versed in the Skier Responsibility Code.
♦ The Safety Team works with the Ski Patrol to monitor skier traffic and to promote safer skiing through education and enforcement .

♦ During the 2009 Summer season the Ski Patrol built a
new cabin at the top of the Tesuque Peak Triple Chair.
♦ The Patrol uses this location to provide aid and assistance for our guests who are using the upper portion of the mountain.


Skiing can be enjoyed in many ways.  At ski areas you may see people using alpine, snowboard, telemark, cross country or other specialized ski equipment, such as that used by disabled or other skiers.  Regardless of how you decide to enjoy the slopes, always show courtesy to others and be aware that there are elements of risk in skiing that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce.  Observe the code listed below and share with other skiers the responsibility for a great skiing experience.

♦  Always stay in control, and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
♦  People ahead of you have the right of way.  It is your responsibility to avoid them.
♦  You must not stop where you obstruct a trail, or are not visible from above.
♦  Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
♦  Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
♦  Observe all posted signs and warnings.  Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
♦  Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.

Know the Code.  It's Your Responsibility.  This is a partial list.  Be safety conscious.  Officially endorsed by: National Ski Areas Association, National Ski Patrol and Professional Ski Instructors of America.


Ski Santa Fe Welcomes Uphill Skiers and Boarders.  To ensure the safety of uphill and downhill skiers and boarders, please adhere to the Uphill Skiers Responsibility Code:

The following code is in place to promote everyone’s safety on the mountain. There are numerous hazards to be aware of. This is only a partial list.

Stay to the side of trails to minimize conflict with downhill traffic.

Avoid headwalls and blind corners.

Keep dogs on a leash at all times while in the ski area boundaries.

When traveling in groups, move uphill in single file.

STAY OFF OF TRAILS THAT HAVE SNOWMAKING IN PROGRESS. These trails will have 480 volt electrical cords and high pressure water hoses, and at times they may be just beneath the surface. They may also have very icy conditions, particularly near the snow guns. SEEK AN ALTERNATE ROUTE IF YOU SEE ANY INDICATION OF SNOW MACHINES, ELECTRICAL CORDS, OR HOSES.

Some trails are groomed with a winch cat which uses cables under extremely high tension. STAY OFF THESE TRAILS! These cables can move suddenly and change height. THEY CAN CAUSE DISMEMBERMENT OR DEATH. The following trails are the ones most often winched: Muerte, Upper Parachute, Wizard, Sunrise, and Burro Alley. This list is not comprehensive and other trails may be winched. ALWAYS GIVE SNOWCATS, SNOWMOBILES, AND ANY OTHER MACHINERY A WIDE BERTH. SEEK ALTERNATE ROUTES TO AVOID THEM.

Avalanche danger and other hazards exist both inside and outside ski area boundaries. KEEP OUT OF AREA NORTH OF THE TESUQUE PEAK TRIPLE CHAIRLIFT WHEN THERE IS NEW SNOW, as these areas may have Ski Patrol in them engaged in avalanche mitigation. Entering these areas puts you and the Ski Patrol at risk.

Skiing outside the ski area boundary is in a wild area where no avalanche mitigation measures have been taken. AVALANCHE DANGER, CLIFFS, AND OTHER NATURAL HAZARDS EXIST. THESE AREAS ARE NOT PATROLLED. You are responsible for your own safety both inside and outside the ski area boundary. Ski Patrol service is not available outside normal operating hours (9:00am to 4:00pm), or outside the ski area boundaries at any time.

For Employment opportunity information with the Ski Patrol and Safety Team go to the Ski Patrol website,