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News and Current Events in the Central Division

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Our Programs

The Central Division is host to a variety of programs which enhance the education, and experience of our members.
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Young Adult Patrollers

The YAP Program is for Students who are interested in patrolling.

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Outdoor Emergency Care

The premier Outdoor First Aid and Certification training program in the United States.

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Senior Program

The Senior Program is for tenured patrollers who are ready to take on leadership at their local patrol level.

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Certified Program

The pennicle of Ski Patrolling is a Certified Patroller who has demonstrated excellence in all facets of patrolling.

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Avalanche

An introductory course in avalanche awareness.

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Awards

Recognition program for achievements as a member of the National Ski Patrol

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Instructor Development

This program is for anyone who is ready to give back and help train the next generation of patrollers.

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Mountain Bike Patrollers

Patrolling is a year-round program. When the snow melts, we ride bikes.

OET

Outdoor Emergency Transportation

The Outdoor Emergency Transportation (OET) program provides NSP members with on-snow training for skiing, riding, telemark, and toboggan handling skills.

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Mountain Travel and Rescue

The Mountain Travel and Rescue program within the National Ski Patrol focuses on advanced rescue techniques and backcountry safety for patrollers in mountainous environments.

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Patroller 101

Patroller 101 is an introductory training course in the National Ski Patrol. It covers fundamental skills and knowledge for ski patrollers, including safety protocols.

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Nordic

The National Ski Patrol Nordic program emphasizes cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, training patrollers for winter backcountry safety and rescue operations in Nordic terrain.

Recurring Annual Events

There are a variety of recurring events throughout the Central Division.

Fall Division Meeting

The first weekend after labor day is our Fall Division Meeting and Awards Banquet

Women's Clinic

The Women's Clinic, organized by the National Ski Patrol, provides specialized training and support for female ski patrollers, focusing on their unique needs and skills development. This event is open to all patrollers.

Ski Festival

a training conference that focuses on enhancing the skills and knowledge of patrollers in alpine (downhill) skiing and snowboarding, with a particular emphasis on safety and rescue techniques in alpine terrain

Our Sponsors

The Central Division would like to thank the following sponsors

Dan Samolski
Memorial Scholarship

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