The Northfield Mountain Nordic Ski Patrol (Northfield, Massachusetts) is an
organization of volunteer first responders trained and nationally
certified in winter safety, outdoor emergency care, cross country skiing,
land navigation, mountain travel, search and rescue, and winter survival.
Patrol Website Marks Eleven Years Posted November 2, 2014
The Northfield Mountain Nordic Ski Patrol website (www.nmnsp.org) first went online in November, 2003, eleven years ago. Since then, we’ve announced upcoming patrol activities and reported related events outside the patrol.
If you’re nostalgic, take a look at the first month of postings in fall 2003. You’ll find that the format is a bit different, but the page is still familiar.
Pretty Faces, “The Story of a Skier Girl,” Coming to Hadley Posted October 24, 2014
Snow Guardians Video now Available on DVD and Blu-ray Posted October 22, 2014
The Fall 2014 issue of Ski Patrol Magazine announces
a 52-minute documentary about the work of ski patrollers in Montana. Avalanche safety
and Search & Rescue operations heighten the drama of this production.
Click the above image to play the 2-minute trailer or watch it in
You can buy the video at the
Snow Guardians Store.
Annual Patrol Refresher Scheduled Posted October 22, 2014
The patrol’s annual skills refresher will be held Saturday, December 6th.
Activities will include the CPR refresher and first-aid room familiar- ization and
reorganization. More information will be coming.
OEC Refreshers Posted October 19, 2014
Completion of the annual OEC refresher is necessary to continue as an NSP Patroller. Here are three ways to find a session with another patrol.
3. Go to the NSP Course Schedule, select Eastern Division and then OEC Refresher Cycle A (2014). Ignore any other courses listed.
You will need to complete the OEC workbook exercises before the Fall OEC Refresher. You can find it here.
AMN Instructors Convene at Northfield Mountain Posted September 22, 2014
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Eastern Division Director John Shipman was on hand to welcome 63 Avalanche,
Mountain Travel & Rescue, and Nordic (AMN) instructors to
Northfield Mountain for a weekend of enhancement seminars and skills
refreshers. Participants travelled from 12 states as far away as
Ohio and Virginia. The program included an 8-hour low-angle rescue class.
Most of the instructors camped out for the weekend at Barton Cove. Read more
about the event at the
Telluride Mountainfilm On Tour Coming to Amherst Posted September 12, 2014
Telluride Mountainfilm On Tour returns to Hampshire College in Amherst on Saturday, February 28, 2015! Mountainfilm focusses on culture, environment, and extreme adventure. The best of short, prize-winning films tour the country. Those screened in Amherst will be selected from this list.