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.
Great River Challenge Triathlon at Northfield Mountain Posted September 1, 2015
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.
Mountain Travel and Rescue Class Scheduled Posted August 12, 2015
Eastern Division and Thunderbolt
Patrol/Mt Greylock Ski Club are planning an MTR Enhancement Seminar which
is already registered with National. The site is Mt. Greylock Ski Club,
Williamstown MA. Instructors include IOR Eric Zaharee,
IT Craig Garland, David Childs, and Rich Adamczyk.
Course cost is $25.
The dates are Saturday and Sunday, September 12 and 13. Due to an early start Saturday, patrollers should arrive Friday and spend the night.
Day 1 - Emergency shelters, sleeping systems, fire starting, GPS intro, and knot craft
Ragnar Trail Relay at Northfield Mountain Posted June 20, 2015
The Ragnar Trail Relay is an overnight running and camping adventure.
Teams will run relay style for a total of 120 miles in 22 hours. The
dates are Friday and Saturday, June 26 and 27. Find more information
AMN Returns to Northfield Mountain in September Posted April 29, 2015
Eastern Division Avalanche, Mountain Travel & Rescue, and Nordic instructors will convene at Northfield Mountain for a weekend of seminars and skills refreshers, the sixth time here in nine years. The participants will camp at Barton Cove over the weekend. The dates are Saturday & Sunday, September 19 & 20.
Telluride Mountainfilm On Tour Coming to Amherst Re-posted February 10, 2015
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. Read more here.
Patrol’s 40th Anniversary Marked Posted February 6, 2015
The Northfield Mountain Nordic Ski Patrol was recognized by the National Ski Patrol
in January, 1975, and now enters its fifth decade of service to skiers.
Toboggan Training at Northfield Mountain Posted December 10, 2014
Bob Presutti will be on hand for toboggan training between 10AM and 3 PM on these dates:
Friday, January 16, 2015
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Questions? Contact Bob at 413-442-0444. If you have your own rescue toboggan, please bring it with you.
National Ski Patrol Web Sites Posted December 6, 2014
Visit these NSP web sites for information about courses and other events.
The mountain's toll-free, 24-hour snow hotline, 800-859-2960
Annual Patrol Refresher Scheduled Re-posted December 3, 2014
The patrol’s annual skills refresher will be held Saturday, December 6th.
Activities will include the CPR, AED, and O2 refreshers; procedural review; and low-angle rescue. Registration begins at 8:00 AM.
Patrol Website Marks Eleven Years Posted November 2, 2014
The Northfield Mountain Nordic Ski Patrol website (www.nmnsp.org) first went online in November, 2003, eleven years ago. Since then, we’ve announced upcoming patrol activities and reported related events outside the patrol.
If you’re nostalgic, take a look at the first month of postings in fall 2003. You’ll find that the format is a bit different, but the page is still familiar.
Pretty Faces, “The Story of a Skier Girl,” Coming to Hadley Posted October 24, 2014
Snow Guardians Video now Available on DVD and Blu-ray Posted October 22, 2014
The Fall 2014 issue of Ski Patrol Magazine announces
a 52-minute documentary about the work of ski patrollers in Montana. Avalanche safety
and Search & Rescue operations heighten the drama of this production.
Click the above image to play the 2-minute trailer or watch it in
You can buy the video at the
Snow Guardians Store.
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.
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
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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