Outdoor Emergency Care


The Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC) Program is National Ski Patrol’s (NSP) award-winning educational program for patrollers and others in the recreational community who deal with emergency situations. This program is designed to educate individuals to manage the toughest emergency situations, in all seasons. 

Developed in the late 1980’s for the over 28,000 members of the NSP, OEC is a training program that is specifically tailored for the non-urban, outdoor rescuer. OEC has evolved to address the needs of others working in the outdoor environment, including not only ski patrollers but wilderness medical technicians, river rafting guides, mountaineering guides, members of search and rescue groups, parks and recreation employees, and bike patrols. 

Today, OEC is considered the standard of training for emergency care in outdoor environments and is recognized by resorts and recreational facilities in all 50 states. Programs include: 

For more information, visit the NSP OEC Page

Senior Program

The Senior Patroller Program is the next step beyond Basic Patroller.   Achieving Senior Patroller status is the logical next step for those who want to achieve a higher level of patroller skills that will help make you a more confident and competent patroller on your hill.