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The Mt Bachelor National Ski Patrol relies on donations from both corporate sponsors and individuals in our community. Please consider helping us with a donation of any amount:


We are a designated 501(c)(3) non-profit organization as recognized by the IRS under Federal ID #TIN 84-0398775 (NSP Denver), and 91-6158845 (PNW Division). All donation support is fully tax-deductible. To learn more about making a donation to the Mt Bachelor National Ski Patrol, please visit our Donation Page.

About the Mt. Bachelor National Ski Patrol

The Mt. Bachelor National Ski Patrol is a volunteer non-profit organization whose members have been serving the skiing and outdoor recreation public at Mt. Bachelor for 50 years, beginning in 1958. We provide year-round first aid and rescue services for both snow sports and for many other community events. At Mt. Bachelor, there is both a paid patrol staff, and our volunteer staff. This is typical of most large ski areas.

Community Support

Nearly 15 years ago, the volunteers began providing comprehensive first aid and rescue support at all aid stations for the Annual MBSEF Pole, Pedal, Paddle Race.  This fun event ecncompasses Mt. Bachelor and the community at large.  It is a day full of competition and amazing comstumes.  Additionall, we also provide support for MBSEF Sunrise to Summit.

Our Mission

Providing effective first aid and transportation is the highest priority of the Mt. Bachelor National Ski Patrol. Each member must have, at a minimum, Outdoor Emergency Care certification and professional level CPR/AED certification, completing annual refresher courses in first aid instruction, CPR and other patrol procedures.

The organization is 100% supported by its own fundraising efforts. Toward this goal, money that we receive from donations is used for:

  • On mountain personal equipment, including first aid packs, radios, jackets, shovels, avalanche probes, and transceivers.
  • Training Equipment, including first aid supplies, backboards, oxygen tanks and regulators, airway adjuncts, automated blood pressure, pulse and oxygen monitors, anatomical models, splints, sleds, and audio video equipment such as computers, projectors and appropriate software.
  • Training Books, materials & supplies for new patrollers.
  • Capital Expense Fund: training, meeting and storage facilities.
  • Recruiting new patrollers each year.
  • Recognition of outstanding service and dedication to safety.


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