Andy Bechdolt

Andy Bechdolt, of the Willamette Pass Ski Patrol, is the Region Director for Oregon.

Shelley Urben

Shelley Urben, of Santiam Pass Ski Patrol, is the Assistant Region Director for Oregon.

Home of The Oregon Region

The Oregon Region of the Pacific Northwest Division of the National Ski Patrol consists of six volunteer ski patrols in Oregon, including Mt Ashland, Mt Bachelor, Santiam Pass, Warner Canyon, Willamette Backcountry, and Willamette Pass. The Oregon Region coordinates training activities between the six member patrols and promotes outdoor recreation, safety, and public awareness of safe practices in winter and summer outdoor activities in Oregon.

Patrols and patrollers in the Oregon Region have been nationally recognized for exceptional performance. Recent awards include National Outstanding Auxiliary Patroller, National Outstanding Large Alpine Patrol, and National Outstanding Nordic Patroller.

For more information about joining NSP, contact one of the local patrols or the Oregon Region Director Andy Bechdolt.

Oregon Region Nuts & Bolts

Mt. Bachelor, Feb. 22-23, 2020

Oregon Region Nuts and Bolts, Download brochure.


Mountain Travel & Rescue

Level I class February 18th, March 3rd and March 18th

Level I Field March 15th, and April 4-5th

Life of a Patroller

Life of a Patroller from Epic Mountain Productions on Vimeo.