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600+ patrols around the country help keep outdoor enthusiasts safe year-round. With more than 30,000 members, the National Ski Patrol is one of the largest outdoor safety organizations in the country. 

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Become a member of the NSP family! Patrollers are active in all 50 states and 10 countries around the world.

The National Ski Patrol is a federally-chartered 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership association. As the leading authority of on-mountain safety, the NSP is dedicated to serving the outdoor recreation industry by providing education and accreditation to emergency care and safety service providers.

Recent NSP Articles

Patrolling & PTSD

May 12th, 2020|0 Comments

By Tarah O'Connor I sat in a therapist’s office angry and sick to my stomach. He told me I was going to watch a strange device and tap my forehead while I relived [...]

Just a Normal Day…

May 6th, 2020|0 Comments

The following came in from NSP member, Jimmy Minardi. NSP, Well after 42 years of Ocean rescue, which I still currently do in the summers, I decided to go through the National Ski Patrol's [...]

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