There are almost 30,000 members of the National Ski Patrol. Most fo those members are patrollers on over 650 patrols across the country. Patrollers work on alpine skis, snowboards, Nordic skis, and bikes, and in addition to their medical training they are trained in transporting patients. Patrollers can also work in first aid rooms and on the hill providing first aid.
Members of the National Ski Patrol are part of a dynamic, respected group of individuals whose love for snow sports and other outdoor activities is matched only by their commitment to helping others. In general being an all-around hero on the mountain is rewarding enough, but there are other benefits to being a National Ski Patrol member.
Additional benefits include:
- Education programs and credentials
- Education materials
- NSP Online Store
- NSP partner pro deals
- Ski Patrol Magazine
Education Programs and Credentials
Take advantage of a wide range of education programs designed to help you improve your patrolling skills and become an even more valuable member to your patrol team. Education programs are offered around the country through various division clinics, courses, and meetings that address core patrolling competencies. NSP training is second to none.
To further support National Ski Patrol education programs, a wide range of manuals, videos, and other materials can be purchased through the NSP Online Store and are available to members at the lowest possible cost.
NSP Online Store
The NSP Online Store is stocked with a variety of merchandise offered at great discounts, including patroller uniforms, gear, and NSP-branded clothing and more. The NSP Online Store is an excellent way to shop for all your patroller needs.
NSP Partner Pro Deals
Many of NSP's partner companies offer patrollers direct purchase programs at discounted prices through the NSP Pro Deals Page. This page currently has over 60 companies on it offering everything from clothing and goggles to skis, snowboards, and medical supplies. Additionally, Official Suppliers support the NSP by promoting the NSP to area management and the public.
Ski Patrol Magazine
The definitive publication on what is happening in the world of patrolling, this award-winning magazine is published and delivered to you three times a year. In addition to bringing you in-depth information on emergency medical care, avalanche safety and rescue, toboggan handling, skiing and snowboarding proficiency, wilderness travel, and other pertinent topics, writers, contributors, and fellow patrollers bring you stories and humor relevant to patroller life.