In 1980, the National Ski Patrol was recognized as a Federal Charter by the United States Congress. This is a coveted endorsement that only a few other American institutions, such as the Red Cross, the YMCA, and the Boy Scouts, have earned. The Charter stipulates the promotion of safety and health in skiing and other outdoor winter recreational activities. The NSP membership provides countless years of service and devotion to the skiing community by providing safety education, emergency care, and rescue services.
The Mad River Mountain Ski Patrol consists of over 100 dedicated volunteers providing ski and boarding safety at the Mad River Mountain Ski Resort. Our responsibilities include hill safety, skier/rider safety education, emergency care and rescue. Our mission is to serve the skiing public without charge in the rescue and first aid treatment of injured skiers, offering this service in a courteous manner, affording the best public relations possible for the Mad River Mountain Ski Area Resort and our organization.
Want to Join our Patrol?
We don’t require a medical or a first responder background. We only require that you have a willingness to learn, the desire to help others, and a positive attitude. Our all volunteer organization attracts members from almost every background and experience.
Since our work is snowsport oriented, you will get a tremendous amount of skiing/riding during the ski season. Aside from receiving some of the best emergency care education and training, you will be involved with a great group of people where camaraderie and FUN rules! To learn more about the National Ski Patrol check out this video or vist NSP.org
Skiing can be enjoyed in many ways. At ski areas you may see people using alpine, snowboard, telemark, cross country and other specialized ski equipment, such as that used by disabled or other skiers. Regardless of how you decide to enjoy the slopes, always show courtesy to others and be aware that there are elements of risk in skiing that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. Observe the code listed below and share with other skiers the responsibility for a great skiing experience.