The NSP Mountain Host

Mountain hosts have become a vital addition to ski area staff and are common at resorts across America. These individuals interact with guests to promote safety and provide customer service.

In winter 2014, the updated Outdoor First Care (OFC) course launched, allowing mountain hosts to better serve the public. This required first aid course includes content knowledge and hands-on skills training. OFC only costs $25.00 and provides a two-year certification upon completion. Subsequent renewals of OFC are made at no additional charge. Mountain host members are non-voting.

NSP mountain hosts receive an array of NSP member benefits, including:

  • An annual subscription to Ski Patrol Magazine.
  • The ability to purchase all NSP Online Store items except patrol uniform-specific items. 
  • All NSP Pro Deals.
  • The ability to participate and be credentialed in NSP training or education programs.
  • Comprehensive support services.
  • Online resources.
  • Annual updates.

For more information on the National Ski Patrol Mountain Host Program, or to get a unit or individual application, contact NSP Member Records at or (303) 988-1111.