COVID-19 Updates We will be posting updates from NSP offices about changes and adjustments that our staff and programs are making in response to the shifting situation around COVID-19. How you can help. Check this page for information about how NSP members can help in their communities or in national efforts. NSP's Lakewood, Colo. office and [...]
Dear NSP Community, I am sure you are all aware how COVID-19 is impacting nearly every aspect of private and public life now. Many ski areas and resorts have closed in line with requests and recommendations to eliminate opportunities for large crowds to assemble. We know these closures have very real ramifications for everyone in our [...]
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By Jay Galeota, Mountian Creek Patrol, New Jersey When I started patrolling 30 years ago this season I remember thinking that someday I would be older and a dad and maybe, just maybe, my kids would want to be patrollers too. Well the years pass faster than any of us know when we are young [...]
By Bill Finley, NSP Finance and Operations Director At NSP, our vision calls us to be the premier provider of outdoor rescue education, increase recruitment and retention, expand our reach into other sports and events, be financially self-sustaining, and provide all members with successful patrolling experiences. With this backdrop, in April the NSP board of directors [...]
Charles Minot "Mint" Dole died on Friday, July 19 at his home in Essex, Conn. He was 85. Mint Dole was the son of Charles Minot "Minne" Dole, who is credited as the founder of the National Ski Patrol. Mint had an illustrious career in his own right, as an industrial designer and inventor. Our thoughts [...]
By Dave Byrd, NSAA Director of Risk and Regulatory Affairs This article was initially published in Ski Patrol Magazine, a publication that is a benefit for members of the National Ski Patrol. To learn more about membership, click here. The Safe Sport Act recently passed by Congress is requiring big changes in protocols for the entire [...]
A flipped perspective on patient care on the hill By Chris Huskinson On closing day of the ski season, I broke my leg. It happened from a missed edge on a run I've cruised many times, not just from doing something dumb or trying to show off. I ended my season with surgery and months of [...]