Thank you for visiting the Northstar NSP web site.

This site covers the Northstar Candidate/Transfer Training program for the upcoming season 2020-2021 based on the guidelines of the OEC standard and local Northstar Protocols. Explore and don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions!

In addition, this site provides access for our current Northstar NSP Team members to communication updates and protocol resources.

Interested in joining our Team?

Unfortunately due to COVID 19, Northstar will not be having a candidate program this year, 2020-2021, as our energy will be focused in getting our current Patrol staff compliant with  OEC 6  and implementing new training on COVID 19 protocols.

If you are interested in next  season, 2021 to 2022, you are required to have an  Outdoor Emergency Care, (OEC)  Technician Certificate, an American Heart Association , Health Care Provider basic life support, CPR/AED card  and be able to pass a ski or board check on the mountain (which is generally in December).

The OEC certification classes  typically start in August 2021.

At this time we are not sure of the class parameters due to COVID 19 but if you are intersted  please contact  David Rozzi[email protected]  to get a the list of scheduled classes in your area. Currently there are  CA classes in the following areas:  Palo Alto, Sacramento and Truckee. We also provide a 2-week intensive class in Truckee, starting in  October.

In addition to this site, which is specific to Northstar, you can also visit www.nsp.org to learn more about the National Ski Patrol Program.