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National Ski Patrol Members Supporting Beijing Olympics and Athletes

By |2022-01-25T18:17:14+00:00January 25th, 2022|Categories: Event, NSP News|Tags: , , , , |

The National Ski Patrol (NSP) is thrilled to announce that four of our members will be patrolling at the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing, China. Using their extensive safety training, our team of Patrollers will ensure the safety of the world’s top winter athletes competing on-mountain. Our NSP members have loaded up gear from [...]

Meet Gary Porter | Protecting Skiers in Avalanche Terrain

By |2022-02-03T15:32:12+00:00January 25th, 2022|Categories: Faces of the NSP, NSP Subaru Ambassadors|Tags: , , , |

By: Gary Porter, 2022 Subaru-NSP Ambassador “Hey, did you hear that?” Some victims recall first hearing a ‘loud crack’. Others suggest that they felt the snow move just before hearing the crack. For me, there is an inescapable dread in knowing regardless of whether you heard it or felt it first, you are about to experience [...]

Pregnant on Patrol

By |2021-09-27T15:21:01+00:00July 15th, 2021|Categories: Faces of the NSP, NSP Subaru Ambassadors|

Hannah Waguespack is a year-round volunteer ski and bike patroller at Bryce Mountain in Virginia. She has a PhD in Neuroscience. In her free time, she enjoys water sports, mountain biking, and spending time with her growing family. You can learn more about Hannah as an NSP-Subaru ambassador here. Being pregnant is hard work! And it [...]

Paid Ski Patroller to Volunteer and back!

By |2021-06-10T16:12:55+00:00May 10th, 2021|Categories: NSP Subaru Ambassadors|

By Colby Atkinson Colby Atkinson works in Utah on Powder Mountain's professional ski patrol. He is also a volunteer at Snowbasin. When Colby is not taking beautiful photos around Utah you can find him freeskiing and mountain biking. Colby is part of the 2020-2021 Subaru Ambassador team. Learn more about Colby here.   There are some [...]

“I don’t think skiing’s for Mexicans…”

By |2021-05-11T22:47:22+00:00April 29th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Cipher Tarrant is a volunteer patroller at Tyrol Basin located in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin. Cipher is an OEC instructor, volunteer EMT, and rock climbing coach. Cipher is part of the 2020-2021 Subaru Ambassador team. Learn more about Cipher here.     “I don’t think skiing’s for Mexicans…” “Actually most people who get injured are white”, I [...]

Advance Life Support in Ski Patrol

By |2021-04-05T18:18:40+00:00April 5th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

By Bruce Welton, 2020-2021 National Ski Patrol-Subaru Ambassador Follow @bruce.welton In 1938, Charles Minot Dole, then the director of the Mt. Mansfield Ski Patrol in Stowe, Vermont was approached by Roger Langley, the president of the National Ski Association. Their conversation was simple, Langley was hoping to convince Dole to form a national ski patrol. While [...]

Yakima® – the official Rack Provider of National Ski Patrol

By |2021-03-02T22:19:23+00:00March 2nd, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Ski patrollers need their equipment to be reliable on and off the hill. This includes the products they need to transport their most important gear, their skis, and snowboards. As the premier car rack partner of the National Ski Patrol, Yakima® provides VIP discounts on everything from ski racks and rocket boxes to bike racks and [...]

Adjusting to the New Normal

By |2021-02-25T18:19:34+00:00February 24th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

By: Cipher Tarrant, 2020-2021 NSP-Subaru Ambassador 2020 started as a normal year for most of us, and now look where we are in 2021. Most kids are not in the actual classroom, lots of people are still out of work, masks have become something relatively normal. Not many of us thought the world we knew would [...]

The Lifespan of a Ski Patroller, the Greatest Job on Earth

By |2021-02-02T19:32:36+00:00February 2nd, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

By Bruce Welton, 2020-2021 NSP-Subaru Ambassador Let’s be honest the lifespan of a ski patroller is ironically similar to that of the patroller’s nemesis, the ski resort “SLOW” sign. It may sound crazy but just wait. You start your career as nothing more than ink on a canvas. Whether that canvas be an employee profile or [...]