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January 19, 2018
  • RMD Nordic Clinic - Stagecoach Ski Area
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: January 21, 2018 - 11:59 pm

    Location: Rabbit Ears Pass, Colorado 80459, USA


    Join us, Nordo’s from Rocky MountainDivision!


                                        Package Deal  $15 for ALL thefun

                                                    Friday,  1:00 – 3:00  Casual Tour

                                                    Saturday,  Stagecoach Classic– see details below

                                                    Sunday,  Classic/Skatelessons, and Waxing Clinic

                                                    Friday and Saturday nightlodging (Nordic style, i.e. cozy)

                                                    Saturday night maindish for the potluck dinner


    Bryan Mountain NordicSki Patrol (BMNSP) is again supporting the Stagecoach Classic Race and Tour and is offering an RMD Nordic Clinic to create a fullweekend of fun!  Dates are Jan 19, 20 and21, 2018.


    The Race

    The Stagecoach Classic is a race/tour for all ages andabilities.  The route originates atDevil’s Thumb Ranch Resort and finishes at Hideaway Park in Winter Park.  Shuttles between Winter Park and DTRR willoperate both directions all day.  Moreinfo about the event is here.


    Participants can tour or race as little as 15k or as much as30k.  There is an after-party at thefinish line at Hideaway Park, where food is available for anyone to PURCHASE.


    BMNSP provides medical support for the race, and patrollersdo not pay to register for the event.  Somepatrollers will staff medical stations, while other patrollers will ski theroute at the front of the group, in the middle of the group or as sweep.  Some patrollers will reverse-sweep the courseafter the event.  Patrollers are responsiblefor their own lunches.


    The Nordic Clinic

    Sunday’s RMD Nordic Clinic is sponsored by NSP RockyMountain Division.  Nordo’s andnordo-wannabe’s are encouraged to join us. Events will include a skate-skiing clinic, classic-skiing clinic, waxingclinic and free-skiing at Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort.  New this year will be a low-intensitybackcountry outing at 1:00 Friday afternoon.  


    Patrollers are invited to arrive Friday and to stay Fridayand Saturday nights at patroller lodging. Saturday evening’s dinner will be group potluck.  BMNSP will provide the main dish; patrollersare asked to bring side dishes and beverages etc to share.



    The cost for the weekend is $15/person and includes lodgingFriday and Saturday nights, group dinner Saturday evening and registration forSunday’s Nordic Clinic.  Pay Lin when youarrive.


    Sign Up

    Sign up with Henry at moregrins@yahoo.comto volunteer as a patroller for the Stagecoach Classic.  Sign up with Dave at to claim asleeping spot and to register for the Nordic Clinic. 


    Remember to:

    Sign up with Henry and Dave. Bring lunch for both days.  Bringdinner food for Fri eve.  Bring a dish toshare for Saturday evening.  Bringfifteen bucks.



  • Certified Clinic
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: January 20, 2018 - 11:59 pm

    Location: Powderhorn Resort, 48338 Powderhorn Rd, Mesa, CO 81643, USA


    Certified Clinic

    There willbe a Certified Program clinic and evaluation at Powderhorn Resort near GrandJunction, CO January 19-20, 2018. That is a Friday and Saturday. This is ajoint Clinic/Evaluation with the Intermountain Division. If you are interestedin the program, would like to clinic on any of the modules or would like to beevaluated on the modules you can register for the course on the NSP website.The course number is Q112180001. We have rooms available at the Wine CountryInn in Palisade, CO at a reasonable rate of $95. 

     ContactBill Somers (,RMD Certified Supervisor, or Sal Mascarenas, ( Intermountain Division Supervisor,with any questions.


March 24, 2018
  • Level 2 Avalanche For Rescue Personnel 2018
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: March 27, 2018 - 11:59 pm

    Location: Snow Mountain Ranch CO


    Sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Division

    March 24, 25, 26, 27

    Lodging and classroom at Snow Mountain Ranch (Winter Park)
    Field sessions on Berthoud Pass

    $125 for patrollers
    $180 for affiliates
    $250 for un-affiliated

    Costs cover lodging and one dinner ( Monday night) handouts and a field book

    Students are responsible for all other meals, and all textbooks.
    There is a cafeteria and grill on campus and the cabins have full kitchens.
    This course will be backcountry oriented and students will need to have telemark or AT skis with full metal edges and skins or split boards with climbing skins. Students must be able to climb 2000 vertical feet at elevations of 11,000 ft comfortably.

    Level 1 Avalanche for Rescue Personnel
    (within the last 3 years or show current involvement)
    Fill out the application form and be accepted into the course.
    Be willing to complete several interactive assignments throughout the winter.

    Contact Instructor of record to receive course application. Applicants will be chosen with preference to those who will further the NSP RMD avalanche program. Course size is limited.
    Registration deadline Dec 20 2017

    Instructor of Record
    Brain Ballard

Michael Martin Murphey & Friends Bootstraps Benefit to support Enchanted Forest Cross-Country Ski area was a rollicking success. If you couldn't make it, you can still help us out with a donation to ... See MoreSee Less

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The SW snow drought has hit the Enchanted Forest Cross-Country Ski Area hard this year. Cowboy singer and Western historian Michael Martin Murphey is a long-time supporter of the area and has generously offered to do a benefit concert to see us through the winter and help expand our program into a four-season outdoor recreation center to buffer us against future snowless winters. If you are are in N. New Mexico on January 6, I hope you will attend. If you are not in the area, you can still help by contributing to the area's crowdfunding campaign:…/save-enchanted-forest/x/3613221 ... See MoreSee Less

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National Ski Patrol Volunteer Staff – Need Volunteers!
From: Jim Woodrum <>
Sent: Friday, October 6, 2017 8:09 AM

Subject: National Advisors/Directors

We can use your help in filling the roles of those National Volunteer Staff that are at the end of their service term. As you will recall the Board passed a motion that any National Advisor or Program Director that has been in their role for six years must be replaced by Jan. 1, 2018. The Selection Committees have been established and will develop the announcement for the National Website for the following roles:


I know that it is difficult at times to give people up in your Division Staff, but if you could recommend a person for each role from each division that would help a tremendous amount in filling these roles. No one wants to lose good people, but having good people help at a higher level means an even greater contribution to the system. To help support this cause would you please ask your Regions and Patrols to look into their members and see if there is a few that are willing to step up to another challenge and contribute in yet another way. Could you also post on your websites to help spread the word of the search for candidates.

I’ve asked that this application process take about a month and then evaluation of candidates and recommendations near the beginning of December.

I can’t thank each of you enough for the work you do at the Division level and your contributions to our National efforts. Having been in your role for a number of years myself, I know all the efforts you put in to make the system work and that is certainly appreciated.

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