The National Ski Patrol is a federally-chartered 501(c)(1) 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.

With a primary focus on education and training, the organization includes over 31,000 members serving 650 patrols in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia. Our members work on behalf of local ski/snowboard areas and bike parks to improve the overall experience for outdoor recreationalists.

The organization is made up of 10 geographic divisions and one professional division. Members include ski and bike patrollers, mountain and bike hosts, alumni, associates, and physician partners.

The National Ski Patrol operates as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, deriving its primary financial support from membership dues, donations, user fees, and corporate sponsorships. To learn more about the organization, you can read our most recent Annual Report.

The national office is located in Lakewood, Colorado, and is staffed with full-time employees that handle administrative duties.

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