Faces of the NSP

Marriage and Patrolling

By |2020-11-12T16:46:42+00:00November 12th, 2020|Categories: Faces of the NSP, Ski Patrol Magazine|

How our patrolling candidacy strengthened our marriage By David Flynn (Originally published in Ski Patrol Magazine) When my then-girlfriend Rosemary and I finished a tour with the ski school, we decided that the next step in our evolution was to try out for the patrol. For us, there were several obvious benefits, such as learning to [...]

Hearing from Patrollers of Color

By |2020-10-09T20:08:58+00:00October 9th, 2020|Categories: Faces of the NSP, Member News and Information, Ski Patrol Magazine|

By Meegan Moszynski, NSP Executive Director As the national conversation about racism amplified in late spring 2020, the national staff and I started to think about how NSP could contribute. Our 10-year strategic plan addresses our vision to “have increased membership numbers, diversity and increased retention” and ensure that “all of our members have compelling stories [...]

Where’s Everyone Else?

By |2020-06-15T17:15:42+00:00June 15th, 2020|Categories: Faces of the NSP, NSP News, Ski Patrol Magazine|

Growth opportunities in ski patrol with minorities By Mandela Echefu  (Editor's note: This story was originally published in the Fall 2018 issue of Ski Patrol Magazine. We are re-publishing it here because of its relevance to the current conversation about diversity, and the experience of black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC)  in areas -- liker [...]

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 [...]

Patrolling – It’s all in the family

By |2019-11-05T21:24:04+00:00November 5th, 2019|Categories: Faces of the NSP, NSP News|

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 [...]

Faces of the NSP: Nicholas Harper-Johnson

By |2019-05-06T18:35:54+00:00May 6th, 2019|Categories: Faces of the NSP|

Nicholas Harper-Johnson NSP: When did you become a patroller, and what led you to start patrolling? Nick: I moved to Crested Butte, Colorado, as a youngster and was immediately impressed by those that made a living off the mountains, and especially those who came to help when things went wrong. I started volunteering with the fire [...]

Faces of the NSP: Tina Biddle

By |2019-05-06T18:32:58+00:00May 6th, 2019|Categories: Faces of the NSP|

Tina Biddle NSP: When did you become a patroller, and what led you to start patrolling? Tina: I started ski patrolling in '97 at Breckenridge. Earlier that summer, I worked with some patrollers at a local outdoor store, and it was apparent they loved patrolling. So I figured what the heck, I'll try it. NSP: What [...]

Faces of the NSP: Michelle Longstreth

By |2019-05-06T18:07:45+00:00May 6th, 2019|Categories: Faces of the NSP|

Michelle Longstreth NSP: When did you become a patroller, and what led you to start patrolling? Michelle: I started as a paid patroller in 1995. I started skiing at age 26, when I was working at Cardrona Ski Area in New Zealand as a lift operator. There, I met my first husband, an American on an [...]