Lake Alpine Nordic Ski Patrol (LANSP) patrols both marked trail and backcountry areas just east of the town of Bear Valley, around Lake Alpine near the Highway 4 road closure in the Calaveras Ranger District of the Stanislaus National ForestLANSP is a registered member of the National Ski Patrol, and patrols under a volunteer agreement for the U.S. Forest Service.  Depending on snow conditions and patroller availability, we patrol several weekends throughout the winter season.

Our mission is to serve skiers and snowshoers by providing:

  • Emergency first aid
  • Winter safety and educational information
  • Trail maps and directions
  • Marked and maintained ski trails
  • Assistance to SAR and EMS primary responders