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So far Will Bruce has created 22 blog entries.

COVID-19 National Office Update: How You Can Help

By |2020-03-23T23:01:56+00:00March 23rd, 2020|Categories: NSP News|

Dear NSP Community, Here in the national office -- which is now our virtual office (more on that below) -- we know many of you would like to know what we are doing to help in the effort to contain and combat the Coronavirus. We are collecting opportunities for trained first responders and posting them [...]

First Aid Tips from National Ski Patrol

By |2020-02-20T19:02:44+00:00February 20th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Skiing and snowboarding are wonderful activities that provide memorable experiences for winter enthusiasts all over the world. Like many outdoor sports, there are inherent risks that come with playing in the mountains. The best way to ensure you have an amazing experience is doing your homework before you leave for the mountains. Things to Consider: • [...]

The Seasonal Life

By |2020-02-19T23:08:24+00:00February 18th, 2020|Categories: NSP Subaru Ambassadors|

By Andrew Hennigh, @desolationphoto BLM Ranger Boat The seasonal life. It's been 13 years for me of bouncing between desert rivers and snowy mountain towns. The seasonal life is not good for quelling financial woes. The seasonal life does not necessarily facilitate healthy relationships. The seasonal life isn't easy, it breeds anxiety. With [...]

Bergen & Zaugg: An Interview with NSP/C-RAD Scholarship Recipients

By |2020-02-14T18:54:00+00:00February 13th, 2020|Categories: NSP News|

Every year, Subaru hosts WinterFest at resorts around the country. During these events, Subaru generously donates $1 to NSP for every email opt-in they gather throughout the tour. These funds are used to benefit avalanche dog programs and scholarships all over, including Wasatch Backcountry Rescue (WBR) and Colorado Rapid Avalanche Deployment (C-RAD). In October, two [...]

Subaru WinterFest

By |2020-02-14T18:52:31+00:00January 27th, 2020|Categories: NSP News|

Every winter, Subaru of America celebrates the ski community by hosting an on-hill party called WinterFest. WinterFest is a one-of-a-kind concert and mountain lifestyle tour that stops at select resorts. WinterFest events feature live music, Subaru swag, free snacks and beverages, daily giveaways, gear demos, and sometimes even avalanche dog activities. Thanks to Subaru’s 25-year [...]

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 [...]