Parents' Guide to

Ski Patrol

By Anne Louise Bannon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

High-intensity rescues in the high country.

TV truTV Reality TV 2008
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Is It Any Good?

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Even when you're hiding your eyes to avoid seeing the latest broken limb, the show is riveting. Your head will tell you that the action is ramped up for TV, but it's still breathtaking and beautifully shot. And it's ultimately good human drama, even if it's not for the squeamish.

At best, Ski Patrol could inspire some young skiers to become patrollers ... or maybe just dissuade them from trying some of the stupider things that kids do (one of the worst injuries included in the show happened because the young victim had built an illegal jump). The rest of us can stick to the bunny slopes.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: October 20, 2008
  • Cast: Scott Weil
  • Network: truTV
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Last updated: February 24, 2022

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