Nordic Master Program

The Nordic Master program is the highest level of certification for nordic/backcountry patrollers.  It trains patrollers to demonstrate their knowledge and ability to independently provide emergency care when needed and to sustain themselves in a winter environment over a multi-day period.  Required topics include

  • timed nordic skiing
  • wilderness patient transport
  • ropes, belays and anchors
  • map reading, including use of GPS
  • avalanche terrain analysis, safety, and organized search techniques