Founded in 1938, the National Ski Patrol (NSP) and its membership have been responsible for providing winter emergency care, rescue, and safety education to the skiing public for over 70 years.
The National Ski Patrol is a federally-chartered 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership association. As the leading authority of on-mountain safety, the NSP is dedicated to serving the outdoor recreation industry by providing education and accreditation to emergency care and safety service providers.
With a primary focus on education and training, the organization includes over 31,000 members serving 650 patrols in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia. Our members work on behalf of local ski/snowboard areas and bike parks to improve the overall experience for outdoor recreationalists.
The organization is made up of 10 geographic divisions and one professional division. Members include ski and bike patrollers, mountain and bike hosts, alumni, associates, and physician partners.