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COVID-19 Updates

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 warehouse closed through April [...]

By |March 17th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

COVID-19 National Office Update: How You Can Help

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 on the How You Can [...]

By |March 23rd, 2020|Categories: NSP News|0 Comments

Letter from Executive Director Meegan Moszynski

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 industry, including our members. [...]

By |March 16th, 2020|Categories: NSP News, Safety|0 Comments

First Aid Tips from National Ski Patrol

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: • Physical Conditioning: Understand the [...]

By |February 20th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Seasonal Life

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 a little luck the [...]

By |February 18th, 2020|Categories: NSP Subaru Ambassadors|0 Comments

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

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 dogs and their handlers [...]

By |February 13th, 2020|Categories: NSP News|0 Comments

Drop Knees Not Bombs

By Alex Limkin, NSP-Subaru Ambassador On a day off, I stoke a fire, brew coffee, and sit down on a chair fashioned from split kindling. Ranger, a shaggy-haired buddy who lives down the road, comes by for a scratch and to piss on my snow tires. I gave him a ham bone on Christmas Day, which he has been [...]

By |January 28th, 2020|Categories: NSP Subaru Ambassadors|0 Comments

Subaru WinterFest

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 partnership with NSP, Subaru [...]

By |January 27th, 2020|Categories: NSP News|0 Comments

Happy New Year!

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 the U.S. NSP avalanche [...]

By |December 30th, 2019|Categories: NSP News|0 Comments

Avalanche Beacon Precautions

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 in the buried party's [...]

By |December 27th, 2019|Categories: Safety|0 Comments

The Perfect Race

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 that I won any [...]

By |December 27th, 2019|Categories: NSP Subaru Ambassadors|0 Comments

Are you grateful for your patrol? For ski patrolling? Remember NSP on #GivingTuesday!

Remember NSP and local ski patrols with a Facebook Fundraiser for #GivingTuesday!

By |November 25th, 2019|Categories: Member News and Information, NSP News|0 Comments

Patrolling – It’s all in the family

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 and those thoughts from [...]

By |November 5th, 2019|Categories: Faces of the NSP, NSP News|0 Comments

NSP & Subaru; 25 Years of Partnership

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 patrollers with interesting and [...]

By |November 5th, 2019|Categories: NSP Subaru Ambassadors|0 Comments