It is the mission of the Labrador Mountain Ski Patrol to assist Labrador Mountain patrons by rendering first aid, emergency transportation, and general snow sports safety. We will do so with the utmost professionalism, adhering to all current standards of care. The Labrador Mountain Ski Patrol is committed to this through continual training, and operating our organization through sound and ethical business practices.
The Labrador Mountain Ski Area was opened in 1957 by the Wilson family on their property near Truxton, NY, along NYS Route 91. The area opened initially with two rope tows followed by a T-bar added in 1959. During those first years, a first aid patrol provided coverage.
In 1960, a National Ski Patrol (NSP) affiliated patrol, Labrador Mountain Ski Patrol (LMSP), was initiated. This Patrol has distinguished itself over the years serving in regional- and sectional- level administrative positions.
Labrador became the second patrol in the Syracuse Section to implement the VHF radio system. The two-way radios, which were put in service during the 1979-80 seasons, increased the Patrols’ efficiency and response time to accidents. Also during this season, Labrador Mountain management started an independent paid patrol to supplement the volunteer NSP registered Ski Patrol.
In 2010 the Labrador Mountain Ski Patrol celebrated 50 years of service to Labrador Mountain and the snow sports public.
LMSP is an all volunteer organization. Our goal is to promote safety for the snow sports public, to offer search /rescue and first aid to injured or ill guests of the ski area, to serve Labrador Mountain management and to provide continuing education to qualified patrollers. LMSP usually maintains about 60-65 members, many of whom have been on the Patrol for over 30 years. A governing body, the Review Board, is made up of the Patrol Director, Treasurer, Secretary and two members at large elected by the membership and the Assistant Patrol Director and committee chairs appointed by the Patrol Director.
We are always looking for dedicated skiers and boarders to join the LMSP. Interested individuals should go to “Would you like to join the patrol?“ to learn more about membership and will be required to participate in our Recruitment Day, usually held in February, where their skiing/boarding skills will be assessed and they will have an opportunity to learn more about the benefits and responsibilities of membership. If selected as an LMSP candidate, they will begin their training with the Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC) course beginning in late summer and ending in late fall. They will then complete Skiing/Boarding & Toboggan (S&T) training in the first part of the snow sports season. For further training information, go here. Patrol Director: Tom Rogers labskipatrol.org (315-652-0167)