1000 Snow Valley Rd, Zanesfield, OH 43360
937 - 599-1015 - (Ext. 219)

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Mad River Mountain Ski Patrol

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 Mad River Mountain Ski Patrol

Welcome Visitors! Our 100+ volunteer members provide service, safety, and emergency care to snow sports enthusiasts that visit the Mad River Mountain Ski Resort. Mad River Mountain Ski Resort boasts a 300 ft vertical covering 120 acres of pristine snow generated by Mother Nature, or Mad Rivers 100+ snow machines. Please feel free to check out our site and find more information about us by visiting the About page!

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What We Do

Outdoor Emergency Care

The National Ski Patrol’s training programs for Ski Patrollers is considered the standard of training for emergency care in the outdoor environment and are recognized by resorts and recreational facilities in all 50 states. OEC is the NSP’s signature course offering and is tailored to the non-urban rescuer. This course is required of all NSP patroller members and is offered primarily through NSP patrols, though some NSP affiliate organizations offer the course as well.


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.

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Compass of Care

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 employees

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Located between Bellefontaine & Marysville, Ohio just off Route 33.


The resort opened in 1962 and the 19/20 season will mark our 58th 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.

Mountain Stats

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 – and the #1 Park in the MidWest; Capital Park.

Ski Rentals

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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​Find dates, locations, and contact information for all of or upcoming events. To see a full list of upcoming events, click view all events, or go to the events page.

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Interested in Joining?

If you are interested in joining the mad river mountain ski patrol, read the information below to discovers the steps, the requirements and more to become a member of the National Ski Patrol.

Here are some easy steps for you to follow!
1. Apply Online

Fill out our online candidate application to let us know you’re interested so we can tell you more!

2. Recieve an Email

Once we get your application we’ll send you an email with info about signing up for classes, etc.

Pass the Class!

All incoming candidates are required to take our intensive Outdoor Emergency Care class (OEC)! Once you pass, you’ll ready to join!

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Fill the Ranks!

Once you become and OEC Technician, you’ll start training on the snow! Pass our patrol specific ski test and you’ll become a bonefied member of the NSP!

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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! 

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