Central Division Nordic

2019 Nordic Events Registration Process

Step 1. Go to the Nordic Registration Page and fill in the information.

Step 2. When completed click the "Release Form" at the bottom of the page to go to the NSP Releaase Form.

Step 3. Once you have agreed to the NSP Release Form click on the "Continue to PayPal" at the bottom of the page. It is not required to sign-up for a Paypal account to pay with credit card. When on Paypal find and click the link "Don't have a Paypal Account?

Step 4. Your final step is to complete the individual registration step on NSP.org.. This is a new requirement from national for all courses. Once you log in, go to Member Resources, Course Schedule, and enter the number below for your course to register. This step is required for you to receive credit for your attendance on your NSP records.

If you have questions about the program, please let us know!

For information on the January Workshop contact:

Peter Wollan
Email : peter.wollan@gmail.com

For information on the Central Division Nordic Program contact:

Jeff Schmidt
Nordic Program Supervisor
Email : nordjas@aol.com

An Overview of Nordic Ski Patrol

Nordic Ski Patrolling includes a tremendous variety of activities. In the midwest, much of our patrolling is to cover races: we either ski along the course, offering help as needed and evacuating injured racers, or we man aid stations and help as people come to us. We also patrol trail networks attached to destination resorts, such as those at Giants Ridge in Minnesota, or Minocqua Winter Park in Wisconsin. And, we head off into the woods, and support trips into remote parks or wilderness areas for a day, an overnight, or for several days.

The injuries and medical problems we deal with are somewhat different from those seen at downhill areas. We are less likely to see broken bones; falls on cross-country skis are slower and have less energy, so we tend to see more abrasions and sprains. Since we’re usually out for longer periods, we see more hypothermia and exposure injuries. We may have a long time between locating an injured skier and delivering them to EMS, so we need to be good at sheltering a patient and keeping them warm. And if we’re out in the woods, we need to be able to improvise treatment with what we have.

NSP encourages cooperation with and participation in Search and Rescue teams. In the west,some Nordic Patrols are certified S&R teams, and provide service in backcountry and avalanche-prone areas. Our patrolling areas in the midwest are not that dramatic, but even a city park can be big enough for someone to get lost, and we need to know how to look for a missing skier efficiently without putting ourselves at risk.

Some people come into Nordic Patrolling through cross-country ski racing; others start as Alpine Patrollers and find they want to cross-country ski as well. And some like winter camping and touring, and want to support others who go out into the woods in winter. Whatever your special enthusiasm, the Nordic program gives you the skills to be effective in each of these activities.


Basic Nordic Patroller requirements:

Senior Nordic Patroller requirements:

Program Documents

PDF download   Division Nordic Workshop Minocqua, WI