The Certified Program

The Certified program is the highest level of certification for alpine patrollers.  It enables patrollers to build on their experiences gained while patrolling and through other NSP programs.  It consists of six core modules which require independent training, advanced research, and an evaluation to complete.

  • Area operations and risk management
  • Avalanche management
  • Emergency care
  • Lift evacuation and rope knowledge
  • Skiing/snowboarding
  • Toboggan handling

Certified Program Supervisors

Chris Broderson, Program Director, Mountain Creek, New Jersey

Leslie Carter, Massanutten, Virginia
Kacy Carlson, Mount Ashland, OR
John Erickson, Alumni
Ron Gerdes, Perfect North Slopes, Ohio
Sal Mascareñas, Grand Targhee, Wyoming
Dick Rosston, Alyeska, Alaska
William Somers, Pajarito Mountain, New Mexico
Lance Vaughan, Dodge Ridge, California
Jonathan Wilson, Old Forge, New York