Open to all in the Eastern Division interested in the Mountain Travel & Rescue LEVEL ONE course.

Are you a Ski Patroller, outdoor enthusiast, or SAR (search and rescue) team member looking to expand your survival and travel skills in the backcountry environment? Are you a weekend-adventurer seeking the knowledge and skills to travel and enjoy yourself in reasonable safety and comfort in the outdoor environment? If so, this course can help you get prepared!

Course Overview

Students taking the Mountain Travel & Rescue 1 (MTR1) course will learn a variety of skills, including:

  • hydration and nutrition
  • weather patterns and route selection
  • proper clothing and adaptation to the wilderness environment
  • medical and survival skills
  • teamwork and group dynamics
  • incident command system and basic search and rescue operations
  • knot tying and low angle rope rescue skills
  • emergency transport and improvised toboggan construction
  • land navigation with map & compass and GPS

This course includes online pre-course homework, classroom study, and field sessions to ensure that students can apply what they have learned to real-life situations. Specific field practice includes practice in navigation, travel, survival skills, a search and rescue exercise, and an overnight campout at High Point State Park.

Pre-Course Homework requires:

Once your registration has been received by the Patroller School website, your course confirmation receipt will explain the portion of this course that each student must independently prepare at home before arrival:

  1. Purchase the NSP MTR textbook, “Mountain Travel & Rescue: National Ski Patrol’s Manual for Mountain Rescue,” 2nd Edition.  It’s not a long read, familiarize yourself with all the chapters.
  2. Log into NSP.ORG to REQUEST COURSE CREDIT for the following three courses:  MTR-1; ICS-100; ICS-700; (and optionally ICS-200).
  3. Complete the FEMA online courses for IS-100 and IS-700 courses.  Visit the MTR FEMA web page for guidance. Print the Certificates of Completion or email the PDF’s to the IOR.
  4. After reading the textbook, please answer the multiple-choice Knowledge Review.  Bring it with you to class; we will go over it on the first day.
  5. Pack your gear for the campout, refer to the MTR Course Content document for checklists and planning ideas.
  6. Classwork starts Saturday morning at 8 AM sharp.  Remember to print your ticket, read it, sign it and bring it to morning check-in.

Space in this MTR Course is limited; a waitlist may develop, so put a group together, bring your friends and enjoy a weekend of fun and learning.


  • Division-Wide MTR ONE Course
    December 1, 2018 - December 2, 2018
    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Venue Phone: 973-875-4800

Venue Website:

1480 NJ-23, Sussex, New Jersey, 07461, United States