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This year, bring the adventure home! Fluff up your couch cushions, grab a snack of choice, and make sure you have good internet connection, because the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour is going Virtual! Travel to the most remote corners of the world, dive into daring expeditions, and celebrate some of the most remarkable outdoor achievements, all from the comfort of your living room. 

Click here to purchase your movie tickets.

Banff Mountain Trailer -

AMBER PROGRAM - $15 - Once you start watching, you have 3 days to finish the program.
Teaser Video -

ONYX PROGRAM - $15 - Once you start watching, you have 3 days to finish the program.
Teaser Video -

BUNDLE PROGRAM - Access to both programs for $28 - Once you start watching, you have 14 days to finish both programs.

To purchase your movie tickets, visit

** It is import you use this link in order for Flathead Nordic Backcountry Patrol to get credit for the programs purchased.


National Ski Patrol

The Flathead Nordic Backcountry Patrol (FNBP) is a non-profit group of volunteer men and women trained and prepared to respond to any type of winter back-country emergency. The Patrol's area of responsibility is primarily Flathead County, although the patrol will respond anywhere in NW Montana, or if circumstances indicate, we will respond anywhere our services may be helpful.

FNBP maintains national certification through the National Ski Patrol and partners with the Flathead National Forest and Flathead Avalanche Center to promote avalanche education and awareness in the Flathead Valley.  Our members act as an integral part of the Montana Search and Rescue community by joining local Search & Rescue organizations to respond to emergencies in and around the Flathead Valley.  Members are experienced in a wide variety of back-country specialties: avalanche rescue and education, mountain travel and education, outdoor emergency care and transport.

Patrol Board

Trevor HowardPatrol Representative (21-23)
Nathan BasfordBoard Member (21-23)
Chris SobinBoard Member (19-21)
Kim WeichersBoard Member (19-21)
Jeff ShehanBoard Member (21-23)
Emily O'NeilBoard Member (19-21)
Jackson GeorgeBoard Member (21-23)


AvalancheDan'l Moore
Awards & RecognitionEmily O'Neil
CommunicationsJen Carpenedo
EducationConor O'neil

Trevor Howard (Summit & Flower Point Cache)

Jeff Shehan (Summit & Flower Point Cache)

Emily & Conor O'Neil (Valley Cache)

Film FestivalAmy & Craig Dan'l Moore
Interagency LiaisonTrevor Howard
MediaDena Rissman
Medical AdvisorPete HeyboerMelissa Basford
Mountain Travel/Rescue

Jerry Lundgren

Dan'l Moore


Pete HeyboerNathan Basford


Chris Sobin

Website/BookkeeperLeif Nelson



FNBP Calendar

New Patroller Information


Recently Updated Dashboard




Flathead Nordic originated in 1975 as the Essex Nordic Patrol serving to patrol the trails of Izaak Walton Inn.
In 1981 we renamed ourselves to better reflect the growth and demand of our services. We played an instrumental role in creating both the Flathead County Avalanche Search Plan and the Northwest Montana Avalanche Information Center. We are one of five the only nordic patrols in the Northern Division of NSP.

The Patrol conducts regular business meetings the first Monday of each month at 7:00 pm from October through April at the National Parks Realty office in Whitefish. We participate in several public education presentations each season.

Training opportunities for candidates and Patrollers include: CPR, Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC), Mountain Travel and Rescue (MTR), Advanced MTR, Avalanche I, Avalanche II, candidate training, skiing skills, toboggan handling, Instructor programs, and senior training. All of these programs are available throughout the Northern Division.

Contact Us
P.O. Box 433, Whitefish, MT  59937