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.

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.

1. Look on these calendars for OEC refreshers:

2. Contact patrols in the regions: Western Massachusetts, Eastern Massachusetts & Rhode Island, Southern Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut.

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

AMN14 Group

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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 AMN14 website.

Telluride Mountainfilm On Tour Coming to Amherst
Posted February 12, 2014

Telluride Mountainfilm

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.

Great River Challenge Triathlon at Northfield Mountain
Posted September 6, 2014

Great River Challenge Triathlon

Northfield Mountain welcomes paddlers, runners, and mountain bikers to the Great River Challenge Off-Road Triathlon. Athletes in 13 categories may enter one or all three events. Take a look at the course maps, visit the Great River Triathlon webpage, and read the article in The Recorder. The date is Sunday, September 28th.

EMS Hadley Club Days and Members Sale
Posted August 23, 2014

EMS club day

Eastern Mountain Sports in Hadley will hold its semi-annual Club Days from Friday to Sunday, October 3 to 5. Members of outdoors organizations receive a 25% discount on all EMS© brand items and 20% off almost everything else. Bring your NSP card to qualify.

Avalanche Level 1 Course “Avalanche Foundations” Module
Posted July 30, 2014

avalanche The Western Massachusetts Region will host an Avalanche Level 1 Course “Avalanche Foundations” Module on October 25 (Saturday) at Northfield Mountain. Significant pre-course study is required, but otherwise the course has no prerequisites. Students planning to proceed though to the next module (up north, during the winter) must have back- country ski gear. See all details at:

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