Keeping outdoor recreation users safe

The members of NSP apply their hearts and minds every day to ensure the safety of those enjoying the outdoor mountain sports. The National Ski Patrol’s mission, “To help keep people safe on the mountain and during other outdoor activities,” requires a great amount of work to execute. Ski and mountain bike patrollers prepare the mountain and trails in the morning, provide rescue and care for guests during the day, and make sure everyone gets down the mountain safely at close. There is no cost to the injured guest and no cost to the ski area for these services.

The National Ski Patrol has earned GuideStar’s 2019 Gold Seal of Transparency! You can view our GuideStar profile here.

To learn more about NSP and the organization’s financial health, read our most recent Annual Report.

There are several ways to donate to National Ski Patrol. Every dollar helps us further our mission and support our creed of “Service and Safety.”

To learn more about our Education Endowment fund and Minnie Dole Memorial fund, click here.

Did you know that you can also fundraise on Facebook? More info here.

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How to donate

Every dollar helps the National Ski Patrol serve skiers, snowboarders, and bikers for generations to come.

Please mail any checks to our headquarters at:
133 S Van Gordon St., Ste. 100
Lakewood, CO 80228

Download, print, fill out, and send with your donation or planned giving intent. This helps us know more about you and how you want to support NSP.

Download a form to contribute to the Minnie Dole Memorial Fund.

If you are shopping in the NSP store, you can add a donation to your cart in amounts as small as $5. Every dollar donated goes to the Education Endowment Fund, which furthers our legacy of quality outdoor emergency education for patrollers and mountain hosts.

Many corporations participate in volunteer grant programs, matching volunteer time per hour with funds for an organization, or they may match all or part of your cash donation. Ask your employer if these matches are available to you.

Through a volunteer grant program, NSP can receive donations for volunteer work you are already doing as a volunteer patroller! If you make a one-time or recurring cash donation, ask if your employer will  match it. Over half of Fortune 500 companies — and many other companies — have donation matching programs.

Contributions to NSP in honor of a deceased patroller helps honor that patroller’s legacy and further NSP’s impact. These memorial gifts can also inspire new patrollers to devote time and service to their local patrol and the NSP.

The pledge form and online donation form both have spaces to include information about a memorial gift. If you have questions, please contact us at

NSP can accept stock gifts for a minimum of $10,000 value.

If you would like to donate shares, please contact our finance department at