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Welcome to NSP-C Western Region Ski Patrol

Welcome to our website! We are the Western Region within Central Division of the National Ski Patrol. The Western Region is comprised of 22 ski areas within the Midwest. Take a look around and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!

Latest News!

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  • Have a Great Summer!
  • Western Region Director Division Meeting Report Spring - 2024
    Read the Region Directors Division Spring report by clicking this link: HERE
  • **NEW** WR 2024 Annual Conference Wrap-Up Video
    Here's a link to a summary video of the 2024 Conference and Awards Banquet held May 4th at Welch Village. Click HERE to view video.
  • Division Alumni Presentation
    Considering retirement from active patrolling? You can read the latest info from our Division Alumni Advisors HERE
  • Western Region 2023 Annual Meeting Video

    You can view a slideshow of the 2022-2023 Western Region Annual Meeting clicking this link HERE

  • Western Region 2022-2023 Annual Directors Report

    You can read the 2022-2023 Western Region Annual Meeting Directors Report by clicking this link HERE

  • **CONGRATULATIONS** NSP Hall of Fame Inductee
    Deb Endly

    Western Region is proud to announce that Deb Endly is in the National Ski Patrol’s Hall of Fame. Please read the full article by clicking HERE

  • YouTube Channel Content

    An recently listed audio slideshow presentation talking about the Western Region Senior and Certified programs is up on our YouTube channel. You can watch and listen, as presented by our Region Director and Senior/Certified Program Advisors, by clicking this LINK.

    The slides themselves, without audio, can be viewed in our Documents library under our Region Program Documents - Senior folder HERE

  • Ever wonder how the Western Region is setup!

    Here is a PowerPoint presentation, created by our Jeannine Mogan, that explains how the Western Region is set up and how we fit into the division and NSP. VIEW HERE

  • Ski Patrol Conference

    Here's a regional article written on the Detroit Mountain ski and bike patrol making sure they're prepared for emergencies! Click HERE

  • New YAP Program Page Up!

    New content from our Region YAP Advisor, Brad Peterson, including some new videos. Check it out HERE (Members -> Programs -> YAP)

  • Congratulations!

    A couple of photos to share! Click on the thumbnails for the full image.

    Spirit YAPS
    New 2021-2022 Spirit Mtn YAPS

    Detroit Mtn OEC
    2021-2022 OEC Grads
  • Our Hills Need Your Help!

    Patrols in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula are looking for help this season! We’ve heard from several remote ski areas that they are actively seeking help from those of us willing to travel and patrol for them. In particular, Whitecap Mountain and Big Powderhorn have reached out to the Central Division for support. If your area is in need and willing to take guest patrollers, please contact the Central Division Webmaster Daren Lukes to add your area to the list that will be posted on the Central Division website.

    If you are interested in traveling , check the Central Division website periodically for a list of patrols. If more requests come in, they will be listed on this site. You can reach out to and make a plan to patrol with them.

    Please contact their Patrol Directors and make a plan to work with them! This is a great opportunity to support our destination hills, help the NSP remain in good standing with our area Managers, patrol a new area, ski some new terrain and meet new people.

  • YAP Article in local newspaper

    Wild Mountain and the YAP program appearing in a regional newspaper. Read the arcticle HERE .

  • SENIOR CANDIDATES See the Latest Updates section on our Senior Programs web page HERE for information on this year's Remote Training opportunities.
  • Patrol Recruitment Posters

    Ken Rose, a 50+ year NSP veteran from NSP Central-Ohio and a current Alumni, has created a series of 21 posters for NSP recruitment. Ken is allowing our Western Region patrols to use his posters as templates for creating your own patrol recruitment posters. The art is in an editable Powerpoint document that you can modify to suit your patrol. To get the Powerpoint file, please contact Jeff Olsen, Western Region Director at this Email

  • Always read more news on our blog HERE!
  • Check our Events Calendar regularly for added events.

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Region Recruitment

Mont Du Lac -- We are looking to grow our volunteer patrol with people who enjoy helping others and are at least intermediate level skiers/boarders. If you have any interest, inquire today by emailing skipatrol@mdlresort.com

MontDuLac Recruitment Poster
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