Welcome to the
Southern New York Region of the National Ski Patrol.
The Southern New York Region is made up of
200+ dedicated men and women who adhere to the creed
of "Service and Safety". As members of
NSP, these men and women are dedicated to the outdoor
recreation community and provide quality outdoor
emergency care at ski areas within the Region.
Are you a fan
of skiing, boarding Nordic skiing, winter camping,
mountaineering or mountain biking?
Are you a
provider of emergency medical care or want to be?
interested in providing emergency care and mountain
Are you an
active patroller seeking continuing education?
to the Southern New York Region…….perhaps
we can meet your needs.
The National Ski Patrol was organized in1938
and directed by Charles Minot "Minnie" Dole.
By his retirement in 1950 Dole had build the NSP into
an organization of 4000 members serving 300 ski
patrols. During World War II, Dole was
responsible for the establishment of the famed 10th
Mountain Division of the US Army.
Thanks to this
distinguished legacy the NSP was recognized with a
Federal Charter by the US Congress in 1980.
This is an endorsement that only a few other American
Institutions have earned including the American Red
Cross, YMCA and Boy Scouts of America.
The charter stipulates that the NSP continue to
promote safety and health in skiing and other outdoor
winter recreational activities.
NSP members are
people with a strong desire to help others, to learn
and use emergency care skills, improve their skiing
and snowboarding skills and help make mountain
recreation safer for all. Although we
come from varied backgrounds we have common traits:
desire to help others
· A work
hard, play hard attitude
to continually enhance personal knowledge and skills
to learn about emergency care, search and rescue,
avalanche control, lift evacuation, mountaineering,
toboggan handling and other topics,,,,
in a professional organization
to NSP magazine
If you are
interested in joining NSP, please contact the Patrol
Director at the area you are interested. Click
here for list of Patrol Directors .