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So far Will Bruce has created 24 blog entries.

Giving Tuesday is December 1!

By |2020-11-19T15:08:43+00:00November 19th, 2020|Categories: NSP News|

Giving Tuesday is December 1 -- raise money for your patrol and NSP! What it is GivingTuesday is “a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration” which takes place this year on Tuesday, December 1.  Many nonprofits take advantage of the day to encourage financial donations from supporters. National [...]

Introducing Ski Patrol Radio Podcast

By |2020-11-03T22:17:26+00:00November 3rd, 2020|Categories: NSP News|

Ski Patrol Radio is NSP's latest form of communication with our members and other outdoor rescue professionals, as well as the everyday outdoor enthusiast.  Covering topics from ski patrolling and PTSD to the new surge in backcountry recreationalists, this podcast will discuss many topics affecting how people interact with the outdoors and the work our members [...]

Ramblings of a Professional Ski Bum

By |2020-09-08T22:24:41+00:00September 8th, 2020|Categories: NSP Subaru Ambassadors|

By Tarah O'Connor Uncertainty, transition, a sense of loss, a sense of adventure. These are the normal feelings each spring for the seasonal flock of professional ski patrollers. We move into smaller pods of raft guides, wildland firefighters, mountain guides, gardeners, ER techs, bartenders and carpenters. This is the “normal” flow of an already difficult [...]

Winter Triathlon and New Challenges

By |2020-06-25T20:14:31+00:00June 25th, 2020|Categories: NSP Subaru Ambassadors|

By Christine Wodke, NSP Subaru Ambassador In Scott Welle’s book Wellness he says “When you are challenged you are forced to grow or you can’t meet the challenge.” That quote perfectly describes not only my race at the Winter Triathlon National Championship, but our present COVID-19 situation. The March 1 race at Theodore Wirth Park [...]

Skywalk and Service to Others

By |2020-06-16T19:04:43+00:00June 15th, 2020|Categories: NSP Subaru Ambassadors|

By Alex Limkin Walking the 22-mile Skywalk across the Sandias with Chuck Hosking is a bit like showering with a loofah, or eating a dandelion salad: a bit raw, a bit rough, but seriously good for you. On the verge of turning 72, Chuck Hosking's body and mind retain the virile appearance and functioning of [...]

Patrols Around the Country Pitch in to Fight COVID-19

By |2020-06-11T18:49:54+00:00June 11th, 2020|Categories: NSP News|

During the last several months the world has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The ski community was not immune to this with the ski season ending months earlier than expected. When resorts closed ski patrollers lost their jobs all around the country. This created opportunities for patrollers to continue to give back by [...]

Concerns for Recreating at High Altitudes

By |2020-06-16T15:48:51+00:00June 11th, 2020|Categories: NSP News|

Do you remember the world before COVID-19? Do you recall when we could freely travel far distances in search of those premier, sacred, lesser-traveled places to recreate? Those days will return eventually, but in the meantime, we can use this unprecedented free time to plan future trips for when we’re all able to travel safely [...]

One Bike Patroller’s Adaptation to the “New Normal”

By |2020-05-15T23:07:18+00:00May 13th, 2020|Categories: NSP News|

Hello Fellow Patrollers, With the ever-changing world and situation with the COVID-19 virus, here are some recommendations and suggestions for Bike Patrollers and Bike Hosts while on the trails based on my own experience so far. In addition to the general recommendations of remaining 6-10 feet from other individuals at all times, it’s also recommended [...]

Just a Normal Day…

By |2020-05-07T19:48:29+00:00May 6th, 2020|Categories: Faces of the NSP|

The following came in from NSP member, Jimmy Minardi. NSP, Well after 42 years of Ocean rescue, which I still currently do in the summers, I decided to go through the National Ski Patrol's OEC  program that was offered by Sunlight Ski Patrol. This particular semester was guided and lead by Carol Wells and Cindy [...]