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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

Lessons Learned

September 28th, 2020|0 Comments

By Dave Watson Wading through the deep waters of life, surrounded by love and beauty that is balanced by willful ignorance and fear, I am learning the lessons of moments long past.  Toxic behavior, violence [...]

Ramblings of a Professional Ski Bum

September 8th, 2020|0 Comments

By Tarah O'Connor Uncertainty, transition, a sense of loss, a sense of adventure. These are the normal feelings each spring for the seasonal flock of professional ski patrollers. We move into smaller pods of [...]

Winter Triathlon and New Challenges

June 25th, 2020|0 Comments

By Christine Wodke, NSP Subaru Ambassador In Scott Welle’s book Wellness he says “When you are challenged you are forced to grow or you can’t meet the challenge.” That quote perfectly describes not only [...]

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