The National Ski Patrol, Central Division, North Central Region serves Resorts in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and the Northern half of Wisconsin. The North Central Region is a member of the National Ski Patrol, Central Division which serves Minnesota, South Dakota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.
The National Ski Patrol was founded in 1938 and has been part of snow sports in the United States. As snow sports and guest services at areas have evolved over the years, so has the National Ski Patrol, from a service organization to a modern-day professional education association.
Today, the National Ski Patrol is composed of more than 30,000 Patrollers serving over 650 snow sport resorts. The North Central Region has over 600 Patrollers serving 18 resorts. These individuals include patrollers who are paid or who volunteer their time throughout Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
North Central Region members are engaged in the promotion of safety programs throughout the outdoor recreation community. North Central Region members work on behalf of local ski and snowboard areas to improve the overall snow sports experience for outdoor recreationists. The National Ski Patrol has worked closely with other countries in Outdoor Emergency Care education, and has assisted in establishing patrol associations in Canada, Korea, New Zealand, Israel, Turkey, Argentina, and Chile, as well as the Victorian Rescue Service
The National Ski Patrol is a nonprofit organization, deriving its primary financial support from membership dues, donations, user fees, and corporate sponsorship’s. The national office is located in Lakewood, Colorado, and is staffed with full-time employees that handle administrative duties.
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