If you ask just about any volunteer patroller, "why do you like patrolling?" the answer you are most likely to get is, "the people". Being on a patrol is like joining an extended family, and every winter is like a family reunion... the good kind. If you like being outdoors, helping people, and want a great volunteering opportunity that makes you feel energized, look into joining the National Ski Patrol. For information about joining a local patrol, click on a link below to head to a local patrol's website.