Western Appalachian Region Nordic SKI Patrol

National SKI Patrol

Western Appalachian Region



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Join Our Team!

Would you like the opportunity to hone your skills and to develop new ones in order to make Nordic skiing safer and more enjoyable for everyone?  Training is available for qualified candidates who share our passion.  Click Join Us for more information.

OEC Refresher Review

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Saturday August 26th

The Outdoor Emergency Care Refresher review will be held at the Laurel Summit warming hut from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Saturday August 26. Patrollers and Mountain Hosts are strongly encouraged to attend to practice for the upcoming OEC refresher certification and polish your skills for the coming season.

Land Navigation Workshop

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Saturday July 8th – 9:00 – 3:00 PM

Location: Laurel Summit Warming Hut, 1120 Laurel Summit Road, Boswell, PA. Join us for a day of fun and learn the skill of Navigation using a map and compass. A little bit of lecture and lots of hands-on practice in the field. Registration is limited to 20 people. Those under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost: $15
For information and to register, email: laurelsummitnordic@gmail.com
Last day to register June 30, 2023.

Upcoming Events


July 29 –-Lost Turkey Trail Race near Blue Knob State Park–trail support/aid stations. Contact Sue Lee 

Sept 23 –-Laurel Mountain Volunteer Group Workday, 9:30 am-3 pm at the warming hut.

Oct 7->8 – Mountain Travel and Rescue low angle rescue and rope clinic, Forbes State Forest North Woods (Patrollers Only).

OEC Refreshers:
Sept 24 — Boyce Park (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
Oct 1– Blue Knob (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
Oct 1– Wisp (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
Oct 14 — Seven Springs (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
Oct 21– Hidden Valley (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
Oct 28– Laurel Mountain (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM)