Ski Patrol Rescue Team (SPART)


Every year, SPART hosts a booth at the Summit at Snoqualmie Safety Fair. This is an opportunity to educate the public about backcountry safety and the role of Search and Rescue. If you’re around, stop by and visit!

A major “Thank You!” to everyone who came out and visited SPART at our 2015 Winter Wanderland event. Enjoy good company, get to know members of our Ski Patrol Rescue Team (SPART)! See rescue gear that SPART and other winter rescue teams use on rescues. Imbibe good spirits, feed your soul and spend freely on quality rescue gear because proceeds from those purchases go to our volunteer unit! When: 6pm, January 21, 2015… Read More

SPART members set up an information booth at the BANFF film festival sponsored by the Tacoma Mountaineers December 1 & 2, 2014. Members provided information and resources about backcountry safety and Search and Rescue.

SPART members provided medical first aid support to Obliteride participants during the August 8 – 10, 2014 event. Obliteride is a biking fundraiser that has raised over $4.1 million per year for the Fred Hutch Cancer Research Institute. SPART is proud to support the event and the cause. Learn more about Obliteride 2015 by heading over to

SPART members provide National Ski Patrol Avalanche 1 and 2 courses for the area Ski Patrols and Search and Rescue units. SPART members also provide training in the National Ski Patrol’s Mountain Travel and Rescue curriculum.

SPART members organize and volunteer to provide boots-on-the-ground medical care at Seattle’s annual Seafair weekend.  Volunteers patrol the lakefront area to provide first-aid care to those in need.

SPART members, partnering with the US Forest Service, the Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center, and the Cascade Backcountry Ski Patrol, have placed signs at popular winter trail heads.  These signs aim to educate the public about the dangers of traveling in snowy terrain. This work was presented by members Scott Waller, Andy Hill, and Dick Willy at the 2012 ISSW in Anchorage, AK.  Details of that presentation are available on the ISSW… Read More