The Ramstein Ski Patrol is one of six patrols in the European Division of the National Ski Patrol (NSP). We are the same organization that you are familiar with in the USA. Our training requirements meet the same exacting standards. We offer members the opportunity to become Ski Patrollers in several disciplines. Alpine Patrollers are skiers or snow boarders in alpine/downhill conditions. Nordic Patrollers use cross-country, or “free heel,” equipment. Auxiliary Patrollers don’t have to ski at all. Simply stated, the Ramstein Ski Patrol is a group of local volunteers trained to NSP standards in accident prevention, ski safety, and the administration of rapid emergency medical assistance to outdoor enthusiasts.
The NSP is a federally chartered, nonprofit membership association that provides education and training in safety, credentialed Outdoor Emergency Care, and transportation services. Outdoor Emergency Care is the NSP’s award-winning training program for patrollers and others in the recreation community who deal with emergency situations. This nationally recognized program is designed to help you manage the toughest emergencies, in all seasons. The NSP was founded in 1938 to promote ski safety and to assist and rescue injured skiers. In the years since, the NSP has made remarkable contributions to the sport of skiing and provided services to the skiing public. The NSP has developed into the world’s largest rescue organization with more than 24,000 members, most of whom are volunteers.
Would you like to provide community service, learn valuable medical skills, improve your outdoor survivability, and advance your skiing ability at the same time? You can do all of these activities by joining the Ramstein Ski Patrol. Interested? Contact Director Ted Chase at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the NSP Europe website at www.nspeurope.org.