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.

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PNWD 2019 Convention: Aug. 9-11th

Hosted by the Oregon Region

Valley River Inn (VRI)– Eugene, Oregon
***Bonus this year!!!
Registration for First Time Attendees is $25.00.

Convention website:

To make online VRI hotel reservations: Click Here

Attention Patrol Award Coordinators

The deadline for submitting all nominations for Outstanding Region awards is June 9, 2019. Forms and more information can be found on the Awards page Nominations are required in electronic form (Word format, definitely not JPEG file) or questions to Anne Greenwood. The first page or signature page must be signed, scanned and included. The signature page can be in PDF format.

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