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Happy New Year!

By |2019-12-30T23:31:47+00:00December 30th, 2019|Categories: NSP News|

2019 was a tremendous year for National Ski Patrol. Not only did we serve 31,000 members in 17 countries on 4 continents, we continued to uphold the gold-standard of mountain safety and training in outdoor first responder and emergency training. Highlights include: Fundraising over $3,000 on #GivingTuesday to be passed to 16 local patrols across [...]

Avalanche Beacon Precautions

By |2019-12-27T20:27:16+00:00December 27th, 2019|Categories: Safety|

Avalanche beacons are specialized radio transceivers operating on the frequency 457 kHz.  Because they use radio frequencies, they are subject to problems caused by interference.  Interference can be caused by many factors, some of which are under your control, others are not.  Your radio, cell phone, GPS device, smartwatch, and even the foil-lined energy bar wrapper [...]

The Perfect Race

By |2019-12-27T18:11:09+00:00December 27th, 2019|Categories: NSP Subaru Ambassadors|

By Christine Wodke, NSP-Subaru Ambassador, @run4cmt As physically challenged athlete I know what it’s like to run a perfect race. They don’t happen often, but I had one at the Age Group National Sprint Triathlon in Milwaukee on a warm August day in 2012. It wasn’t because I was fast --because I’m not -- or [...]

NSP & Subaru; 25 Years of Partnership

By |2019-11-05T19:10:21+00:00November 5th, 2019|Categories: NSP Subaru Ambassadors|

This upcoming year marks 25 years of partnership for Subaru of America and the National Ski Patrol. Together we share the core values of safety, service, and embracing being outside. Through this partnership, Subaru has generously provided NSP with several branded cars for NSP patrollers and leaders around the country. Today’s NSP Subaru Ambassadors are [...]

Wilderness, Skiing, & Fire

By |2019-10-02T16:41:58+00:00October 2nd, 2019|Categories: NSP Subaru Ambassadors|

By Nick Harper-Johnston, NSP-Subaru Ambassador What's something that the vast majority of Western ski areas have in common? That YOU, the skier, own the actual land you are skiing on. It's no secret that the US Forest Service and skiing have always gone hand in hand, and that the folks attracted to the woods like [...]

Land of the Midnight Sun

By |2019-11-05T18:50:38+00:00September 25th, 2019|Categories: NSP Subaru Ambassadors|

By Cody Burns, NSP-Subaru Ambassador Life as a patroller during the summer months in Alaska is as unique as the wildlife, weather, and daylight. In the land of the midnight sun, there is a seemingly endless amount of time for fun and recreational activities. We started our summer program here at Alyeska Resort eight years [...]