Mountainsmith, a manufacturer of backcountry equipment and recreational outdoor gear based in Golden, CO, renewed their long-standing partnership with the National Ski Patrol (NSP).

In honor of the announcement, Mountainsmith collaborated with NSP to create the Patrol Tour, a lumbar pack designed specifically to help Patrollers best serve the mountain. The Patrol Tour will be available only to members of the National Ski Patrol and sold exclusively through the NSP store.

“Mountainsmith has enjoyed a philanthropic partnership with the National Ski Patrol for nearly a decade,” said Mountainsmith President Jay Getzel. “For the fall/winter 2016/17 ski season, we worked closely with their internal team and in-field patrollers to modify the iconic Mountainsmith Tour lumbar pack. We are thrilled to launch the Patrol Tour and provide a durable carrying solution for patrollers to easily access their emergency gear and ultimately facilitate the valuable service they provide to the ski and snowboard community across the country.”

To celebrate their renewed partnership, National Ski Patrol and Mountainsmith set out to create a pack that could withstand the daily punishment that Ski Patrollers inflict on their gear.

“We are very excited about our renewed partnership with Mountainsmith,” said NSP Communications Director Candace Horgan. “The new Patrol Tour is an outstanding example of our valued partnership and how it leads to the creation of products that best fit the needs of patrollers.”

The NSP is a federally chartered nonprofit membership association dedicated to serving the public and the mountain recreation industry.