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.

Western Mass Region Ballcaps Now Available
Posted October 9, 2015

Western Massachusetts Region Ballcaps are now available for $15.00 each. To order, contact Gerry Pollard at Specify whether you wish “NORTHFIELD MOUNTAIN” across the back or prefer the back blank. Click images to enlarge.

On the Hill Refresher on Calendar
Posted October 8, 2015

The annual On-the-Hill Refresher has been scheduled for Sunday, December 6th, at Northfield Mountain. CPR re-certification will be part of the program. Stand by for further details.

Telluride Mountainfilm On Tour Coming to Amherst
Posted September 30, 2015

Telluride Mountainfilm

Telluride Mountainfilm On Tour returns to Hampshire College in Amherst on Saturday, February 27, 2016! 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. Read more here.

Northfield Mountain October eNewsletter
Posted September 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 October issue, click here.

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

AMN Conference a Success
Posted September 21, 2015

This past weekend, Eastern Division Avalanche, MTR, and Nordic Instructors from throughout the Eastern Division met for AMN15, a continuing education seminar at Northfield Mountain. Among the 53 patrollers in attendance were the National Nordic Director, the Division Avalanche, MTR, and Nordic Coordinators, and Chris Cruz, Region Director. Photos can be seen at Dropbox. Sunday’s program consisted of Matt Speier’s Low Angle Rescue class.

Shefftz Appointed Avalanche & MTR Advisor
Posted September 14, 2015

Jonathan Shefftz

Jonathan Shefftz of this patrol has been appointed Avalanche and Mountain Travel and Rescue Advisor for the Western Massachusetts Region. Jonathan brings to this position a strong background in avalanche safety education and MTR leadership. Congratulations!

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.

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.

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,

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