Northfield Mountain
Nordic Ski Patrol

National Ski Patrol Logo 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.

Great River Challenge Triathlon at Northfield Mountain
Posted September 1, 2015

Great River Challenge Triathlon

Northfield Mountain welcomes paddlers, runners, and mountain bikers to the Great River Challenge Off-Road Triathlon. Athletes in several categories may enter one or all three events. Take a look at the course maps, visit the Great River Triathlon website and its Facebook page. The date is Sunday, October 4th.

Northfield Mountain September eNewsletter
Posted August 30, 2015

Northfield Mountain Public Newsletter Northfield Mountain publishes a monthly newsletter of its public educational and recreational programs. Coming events include tree ID and river cruises. To see the September issue, click here.

You can also subscribe here to receive the publication by e-mail.

In Memoriam Larry Pottebaum
Posted August 22, 2015

Larry Pottebaum

We are saddened by the passing of Larry Pottebaum, a member of this patrol since 1988. He was not only a Nordic Patroller, but a registered nurse, a firefighter, and an outdoor educator. You may wish to read more about Larry's life in his online obituary. His family has planned a memorial celebration which may be viewed on YouTube.

Mountain Travel and Rescue Class Scheduled
Posted August 12, 2015

MTR LogoEastern Division and Thunderbolt Patrol/Mt Greylock Ski Club are planning an MTR Enhancement Seminar which is already registered with National. The site is Mt. Greylock Ski Club, Williamstown MA. Instructors include IOR Eric Zaharee, IT Craig Garland, David Childs, and Rich Adamczyk. Course cost is $25.

The dates are Saturday and Sunday, September 12 and 13. Due to an early start Saturday, patrollers should arrive Friday and spend the night.


  • Day 1 - Emergency shelters, sleeping systems, fire starting, GPS intro, and knot craft
  • Day 2 - Land navigation
For addition details, contact David Childs 413-464-4056 or

Ragnar Trail Relay at Northfield Mountain
Posted June 20, 2015

Ragnar Trail Relay The Ragnar Trail Relay is an overnight running and camping adventure. Teams will run relay style for a total of 120 miles in 22 hours. The dates are Friday and Saturday, June 26 and 27. Find more information here.

OEC Refresher Workbook now Online
Posted June 20, 2015

OEC Refresher Workbook The 2015 OEC Cycle B Refresher Workbook is now available to all NSP members as a PDF download. Here's how:
1. First, log into your NSP account at
2. Under Quick Links, click Member Resources.
3. Point the cursor to Education Resources and select OEC Resources.

If you need help, e-mail your webmaster,

AMN Returns to Northfield Mountain in September
Posted April 29, 2015

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Eastern Division Avalanche, Mountain Travel & Rescue, and Nordic instructors will convene at Northfield Mountain for a weekend of seminars and skills refreshers, the sixth time here in nine years. The participants will camp at Barton Cove over the weekend. The dates are Saturday & Sunday, September 19 & 20.

The 2011 event was featured in the Winter 2012 issue of Ski Patrol magazine.
Keep up to date on the weekend’s program by visiting the AMN15 website.

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