Outdoor Emergency Care is a congressionaly chartered medical care program. Developed in the late 1980s for the over 28,000 members of the National Ski Patrol, Outdoor Emergency Care is tailored for the non-urban rescurer who must be certified and re-trained in it each and every year.Learn More
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Over the years, OEC has evolved to address the needs of other outdoor-based emergency care providers too, including wilderness medical technicians, river rafting and mountaineering guides, members of search and rescue groups, mountain bike patrollers, and parks and recreation employeesJoin a Class Today
Located between Bellefontaine & Marysville, Ohio just off Route 33.
The resort opened in 1962 and the 17/18 season will mark our 56th season of operation. In addition to the most expansive skiable terrain in the state, Mad River Mountain is home to Ohio’s largest snowmaking system.
Located just miles from the little town of Bellefontaine, Mad River is 15 miles from one of the top Hospital and Emergency Rooms in the area and has partnered with our patrol for over a decade to esnure that all the guests at our resort are taken care of.
1,460 ft. mountain elevation, 300 ft. vertical drop, 144 skiable acres, 20 Trails, 12 lifts, including 6 chair lifts, 2 handle tows, 1 rope tows, and 3 surface carpet lifts, 4 Terrain Parks – #1 Park in the MidWest Capital Park.
With a state of the art rental facility located less than 500 feet from our main lodge, and a brand new collection of skis and boots, Mad River has affordable equipment that will fit all your needs!
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Watch our patrol’s medical and instructional trainning videos for insight into how we do our job or for more information on OEC and the techniques and skills we know and use!