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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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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

Giving Tuesday is December 1!

November 19th, 2020|0 Comments

Giving Tuesday is December 1 -- raise money for your patrol and NSP! What it is GivingTuesday is “a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration” which takes [...]

Marriage and Patrolling

November 12th, 2020|0 Comments

How our patrolling candidacy strengthened our marriage By David Flynn (Originally published in Ski Patrol Magazine) When my then-girlfriend Rosemary and I finished a tour with the ski school, we decided that the next step [...]

Ski Resorts Promote Sustainability

November 6th, 2020|0 Comments

Patrols, like Arapahoe Basin, take a leadership role By Lindsay DeFrates Photos courtesy of Arapahoe Basin The morning meeting runs smoothly. Tony Cammarata, the operations director/ski patrol director at Arapahoe Basin for the last 10 [...]

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