Mad River Mountain Ski Patrol – In The News

VOLUNTEER!  Patrollers,  you are needed for our volunteer Off Season Activities.

Sign up here, or contact David Highman with questions.  Volunteer Sign Up

OEC is underway for the 2016 candidates.

Check out our new OEC Program web page to see what’s going on and how you can get involved!  OEC Program. Patrollers will need the standard password to access, as with all pages under Member Resources.


Ski Patrol wrapped up the season with a wonderful awards ceremony.   A few of the awards presented:

  • Bravo award for 239.5 hrs: Cindy Watson, Katie Hiser
  • Candidate of the year –  Cindy Watson
  • Sage  Award – Bob Basinger, also recognized at the Ohio Region level.
  • Those achieving Senior Status – Chuck Middlestetter and David Highman for Senior Alpine Patroller and David Highman, Justin Tugaoen, Wally Taylor, Twyla Southall, Cindy Watson for Senior Patroller.
  • Patrollers of the year – Everyone
  • Congrats to all!!

ALSO: Congratulations to those from MRM recognized at the Ohio Region banquet awards ceremony including:

  • Richard Ike – retiring after 10 yrs service as Alumni Advisor.
  • NSP-C Snow Sports School region staff: Troy Southwick, Chris Raudabaugh, Jim Vickroy, and Andrej Gutik.
  • Ohio Region Womens Program Award to Cheryl Raudabaugh for dedication to and empowerment of women patrollers.
  • Young Adult Patroller: Jonny Garther

Mad River construction is underway for our new digs – check out the Mad River website for details throughout the summer!

New lodge rendering


Please see our Patrol Updates page for more detailed information.


We have had many successes this season by patrollers seeking to improve their skills through NSP and PSIA credentialing.  Following are important completions to be recognized:

  • Senior Alpine Patrollers – (Feb 21): Chuck Middlestetter and David Highman both passed their senior ski and toboggan test.  With all the other components already passed, they become our newest Senior Alpine Patrollers.
  • Alpine S&T -(Feb 27 &Feb 20): Cindy Watson, Katie Hiser, Matt Bates, Jonny Garther, Kristen McKenna, Jonah Tugaoen – Alpine Patrollers; David McKenna, Justin Tugaoen – added certification for snowboard/telemark.
  • Senior Program – OEC Module (Jan 24) & Senior Program – Aid Room Module (Jan 24): David Highman, Justin Tugaoen, Wally Taylor, Twyla Southall, Cindy Watson
  • PSIA Level II: (Jan 24) Cheryl Raudabaugh
  • PSIA Level I: (Jan 24) Laura McCabe, John Kreamer, (Feb 7) Wally Taylor, (Mar 13) Twyla Southall

Patrollers: see  PD Updates for messages from Troy and  Member/Patrol Updates for patrol operations info.  Watch for the highlighted areas to quickly scan the running notes, and watch for pictures of patrol activities!


For the 15/16 season we have established Action Teams to help accomplish our patrol mission. If you are willing to help with Recruiting, Fundraising, or Administrative areas, please look under the Member area or click here for more info.


Congratulations!  The Central Division had approximately a 36% voting turnout and Ohio Region hit 40%!!  This is a great turnout and far exceeds past interest levels.  Thank you to everyone who took the time and interest to vote for the next set of members for our NSP national board.  Election results are in and the Central Division will have three representatives to the board for the upcoming three year term:  Jim Woodrum (2nd term), Brian Rull, and John (Ty) Damon.   Ed McNamara, Eastern Division, was also re-elected to a 2nd term, and currently serves as the National Chair.


Updated schedule is posted.  Check under the member area to confirm yours.


Patrol reference info has been added in Tips,Tricks and FAQ under the Member Resources area.  Check here for how to call patrol room with your cell, find a list of senior electives, what radio to buy, change your personal info on and more!  If you have questions or Q&A information to offer assistance to other patrollers, please email to Cheryl R for review and posting.


Sunday, November 1st we had a great Mad River Mountain Ski Swap.  Sales were down some from last year, but considering all it was a GREAT turnout!  Many thanks to all the patrollers and friends that helped over the weekend.  Other than the Sat night rain, we were graced with some good weather for both the swap and Capital Park Rail Jam.

Ski Swap

Ski Swap 2015


On September 16th,  The Loft and attached food/service/lodge area at Mad River Mountain caught fire which resulted in a total loss.  This loss also included the ski patrol room where supplies and equipment were severely damaged or lost.  The Mad River Mountain resort has insurance that is expected to recover these losses and we will open this season with equipment and supplies that we need to provide exceptional services to guests of the Mad River Mountain Ski Resort.

The Mad River Mountain Ski Patrol has created a GoFundMe account for those that would like to help us with our continued training and/or educating our members. The funds will be used for any educational expenses or training equipment that we may need going forward after this tragic event.  These funds will not be used on items that will be covered by insurance, or items that are considered part of the ski area operations.

The Mad River Mountain Ski Patrol truly appreciates the overwhelming support and words of encouragement after the devastating fire.  Our membership has really pulled together and is doing a great job of getting ready for the upcoming ski season.

Welcome Visitors!

Our 100+ volunteer members provide service, safety, and emergency care to snowsports enthusiasts that visit the Mad River Mountain Ski Resort.Mad River Mountain Ski Resort boasts a 300 ft vertical covering 120 acres of pristine snow generated by Mother Nature, or Mad Rivers 100+ snow machines.Please feel free to check out our site and information about us . Thanks for stopping by.

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The Ohio Region 2013-2014 Outstanding Ski Patrol!
The Central Division 2008-2009 Outstanding Ski Patrol!

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