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.

Northfield Mountain August eNewsletter
Posted August 6, 2016

Northfield Mountain Public Newsletter Northfield Mountain publishes a monthly newsletter of its public educational and recreational programs. This month, read about coming national paddlesports competitions, Ragnar Trail Relay, and current trail conditions. To see the August issue, click here You can also subscribe here to receive the publication by e-mail.

Telluride Mountainfilm On Tour Coming to Amherst
Re-posted January 28, 2016

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 shown in Amherst will be selected from this list. Read more here and click image for poster.

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 Saturday, December 5th, at Northfield Mountain. CPR re-certification will be part of the program. Stand by for further details.

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!

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.

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