Due to current weather conditions we will not be open Saturday November 22. We hope to open Sunday so please check for updates early Sunday morning. Thanks
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Day, Evening and Weekend Patrollers Needed
Swing by the Patrol Room, Sign up in the Red Three-Ring Binder
CLASS IS LIMITED - Sign up in the Ski Patrol Office Today!

POTENTIAL CANDIDATES - For free skiing after you pass the class, please keep reading.

Thank you for your interest in the Bittersweet Ski Patrol. There are two main areas of training for new patrol candidates: the Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC) course, and also the ski/board skills and toboggan skills (hill training).

The Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC) course is currently a 14-week course taught from early August to November. The course meets Mondays and Thursdays each week from 6:30 to 9:30 pm, plus a few Saturdays and Sundays. The course is a lot of fun and a great learning experience, but you must understand that it requires a great deal of time and effort, equivalent to a 4-hour credit college course. The textbook, Outdoor Emergency Care 5th Edition is published by Brady, which is a whopping 1,263 pages. Most candidates spend two hundred hours between classroom, study sessions, midterm and final exam. The great majority of candidates who put in the time do pass the course, but please do not underestimate the time commitment. Another perk is that individuals are expected to help out with fundraisers. This is always a lot of fun - it's what you make it.

Candidates who pass the OEC course and pay national dues (currently $64 per year), will become a Ski Patroller in the National Ski Patrol and are eligible to belong to the Bittersweet patrol. Those who then complete hill training become an Alpine Ski Patroller. While all patrollers are members of the National Ski Patrol, we function as agents of Bittersweet, under the direction of the ski area management.

Still interested? If so, please fill out the information form in the red three ring binder / notebook in the patrol room entitled "New Candidates Log Book". You will be contacted in late June. It is essential that we have complete and permanent information for you; we have to be able to read your writing. Our preferred means to reach you is by email. We will not contact you if all we have is a phone number or cannot read your writing. If you think your current information is likely to change by June, email us your updated information here.

Being on ski patrol is a valuable service to the snow sports public, a great way to hang out with fine people who are as excited about snow sports as you are, and a much better way to spend the winter than growing roots in front of the TV. We look forward to seeing you in the summer and on the hill! If you have further questions, ask any of the patrollers you meet on the hill or in the patrol room. Your acts of generosity and kindness will make the world a kinder, gentler place because of your participation.

Our community needs your support and we look forward to you signing up in Bittersweet's Ski Patrol room. Or you can contact us by email here.

Take care and be safe-
Bittersweet Ski & Snowboard Patrol

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School Ski/Snowboard Club Information

Members must be at least 7 years of age.
Members may not be over 18 years of age unless they're still in high school.
Two lessons are included. All students must be evaluated by Ski School Instructors.

Your card is valid after 3pm on Saturdays, Sundays,
Weekdays from 10am-10pm, and after 3PM on Holidays.


Holidays include:
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  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 19, 2015)
  • Presidents Day (February 16, 2015)


Your card may not be used by anyone but yourself.
Please report lost or stolen cards to Bittersweet's office.
Card may be replaced for $14.
Management may revoke your pass at any time, without refund, for conduct considered inappropriate.

Student Club Rates:

Ski/Snowboard Club Card$15.00
Lift Ticket$15.00
Ski Rental$15.00
Snowboard Rental$15.00
Replacement card$15.00

Adult Ski/Snowboard Club Information

Available to anyone age 18 or older, not still in high school.

Your card is valid after 3pm on Saturdays, Sundays,
Weekdays from 10am-10pm, and after 3PM on Holidays.


Holidays include:
  • Christmas break (December 25, 2014 through September 25, 2014)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 19, 2015)
  • Presidents Day (February 16, 2015)


Your card may not be used by anyone but yourself.
Please report lost or stolen cards to Bittersweet's office.
Card may be replaced for $14.
Management may revoke your pass at any time, without refund, for conduct considered inappropriate.

Adult Club Rates:

Ski/Snowboard Club Card $15.00
Lift Ticket $19.00
Ski Rental $17.00
Snowboard Rental $17.00
Replacement card $15.00
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Sunday, November 23, 2014 Base: 14-20   New Snow: 0   Man-made snow(Last 24 hrs.): 0  
Due to current weather conditions we will not be open Saturday November 22. We hope to open Sunday so please check for updates early Sunday morning. Thanks!
Bittersweet Snowline: (269)-694-2032, ext. 23  Office:(269) 694-2820   600 River Road Otsego MI 49078
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2014-2015 Bittersweet Rental Ski Equipment

Bittersweet rental ski packages include Rossignol skis in sizes 80cm - 180cm,
Nordica boots available in sizes child 10 - adult 16, and poles.

Your Bittersweet tech will help you with sizing and adjusting of your skis and boots.

Helmets are available in small, medium and large, for only $10

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2014-2015 Bittersweet Snowboard Rental

Bittersweet snowboard rental packages include Rossignol boards in sizes 100cm - 165cm and

Rossignol boots available in sizes 1 - 15.

Helmets are available in small, medium and large, for only $10

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Helmets are available in small, medium and large, for only $10