National Ski Patrol

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Do you like skiing? Are you interested in the medical field? Have you ever wanted to be a real life superhero?


National Ski Patrol (NSP) is a federally-chartered 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership association. As the leading authority of on-mountain safety, NSP is dedicated to serving the outdoor recreation industry by providing education and accreditation to emergency care and safety service providers.


Learn more about volunteering, making patrolling your profession, or giving back to the patrollers who keep you safe on the mountain.

Listen to NSP’s Podcast – Ski Patrol Radio

The Ski Patrol Radio podcast covers hot topics and interesting stories related to ski patrolling, bike patrolling, and all things service and safety in the outdoors. In a recent episode we sit down with Kolina Coe, the Assistant Director and a dog handler at Northstar California, and Kristen Russo, the Assistant Patrol Director at Holiday Valley in New York state. We discuss their experiences as being women in the traditionally male-dominated world of ski patrolling, what has changed over the years, and what still needs to be improved.


Click the link to listen or search Ski Patrol Radio wherever you get your podcasts!

Learn To Be An Outdoor First Responder

National Ski Patrol offers training programs for ski and bike patrollers and mountain hosts that are recognized by resorts and recreational facilities in all 50 states as the standard of training for emergency care in an outdoor environment. Outdoor Emergency Care is NSP’s signature course offering, and is an emergency medical responder course tailored to the non-urban rescuer. The course is required of all NSP patroller members and is offered primarily through NSP patrols. 


If you’d like to learn more about Outdoor Emergency Care, or any of NSP’s education programs, visit our website at, or contact a local patrol to find a course.


Win A Patagonia Jacket!

Here at the National Ski Patrol we’re excited to welcome the 2021 – 2022 ski season. After the unique challenges of last season, we are all eager for at least some return to what we missed about being together outdoors last year. No matter where you are, we hope you have an amazing season filled with face shots and lines you’ll remember for a lifetime!


By signing up for the National Ski Patrol newsletter, you’ll be entered to win a Patagonia Jacket! You’ll also receive great stories, news and offers from us.