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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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  • **Upcoming!**Central Division Patrol Festivals

    Check out the two new Patrol Festivals at Granite Peak and Crystal Mountain coming in March. Read more HERE and see the YAP promo vid HERE

  • **NEW** Western Region 2023 Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet

    Mark your calendars! The annual Western Region meeting and Awards banquet will be held May 5-7 at Buck Hill. More information and registraion will be coming soon.

  • 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

  • New NSP Hall of Fame Inductee

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

  • 2022 Western Region Awards Presentations

    Didn't make it to the 2022 Region Awards presentaions? You can view all the presentations on our YouTube channel by clicking HERE Congratulations to all the awards recipients and to Detroit Mountain for hosting the event.

    Additionally, here is a link to some photos of the awards recipients. 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

  • 2022 Annual Region Directors Report

    Read the 2022 Region Directors report 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
  • **NEW** Western Region Update You can read the latest Western update from our Region Director HERE The article will appear again in the next Rusty Parka News from Central Division.
  • 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.

  • Western Region COVID Survey Results

    Please read this message from our Region Medical Advisor regarding the COVID Survey results HERE .

  • YAP Article in local newspaper

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

  • *** COVID19 - How You Can Help ***
    Click Here to learn more on how you, as a patroller, can help.
  • 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

MontDuLac Recruitment Poster
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