The National Ski Patrol (NSP) is a Federally Chartered
membership association dedicated to serving the public and the
recreation industry by providing education services about emergency
For more than 55 years, the NSP has been at the forefront of safety
emergency care education programs. The association's 28,500 members
represent 98 percent of the nation's patrollers, whether or not they
paid by or volunteer for their home area.. These members, through
award-winning Outdoor Emergency Care program, are the principal
system of emergency care training for ski area patrollers. NSP also
develops training for non-medical roles, including toboggan handling,
avalanche rescue, mountain host programs, and more.
NSP also reaches members through nationally funded education materials
and programs, division newsletters, and local clinics. Through its
divisions, NSP conducts training events to supplement training
by the ski areas. This cooperative effort ensures that members are
serving the needs of area management while staying in tune with a
nationally standardized system. The national office is located in
Lakewood, Colorado, and is staffed with full-time employees to handle
Following is the mission statement of the National Ski Patrol:
We are a member-driven association. Our members support and
in the ski and outdoor recreation community by providing emergency
rescue, and education services. Our association support us by
member expectations through:
•An esprit de corps that inspires members to belong; •Exceptional
education programs; •Dynamic communications; •Outstanding
support services •Energetic interagency relations; and •A strong
The URL of this page is http://patrol.org/sssp/about.htm .
It was last updated on 20 February 2008
at 18:52 PST.
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