The National Ski Patrol (NSP) Board of Directors announced on June 10 that Chris Castilian will join the organization as its new CEO. Castilian brings a wealth of public, private and civic service experience to NSP, along with a passion for the outdoors. He comes to NSP from Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) where he served [...]
Diversity within the National Ski Patrol and Solutions for Improvement By Eryka Thorley (Originally published in Ski Patrol Magazine) When is the last time that you walked into a room and you were the only person that looked like you, the only person in the room that spoke your native language? Or the only person that [...]
The National Ski Patrol recognizes that, along with the rest of the industry, we have work to do regarding diversity, equity and inclusion. Increasing the diversity of our membership is a key part of our vision themes in our Strategic Plan. Like many in our industry, we are committed to this journey. A recent column by [...]
Patrols, like Arapahoe Basin, take a leadership role By Lindsay DeFrates Photos courtesy of Arapahoe Basin The morning meeting runs smoothly. Tony Cammarata, the operations director/ski patrol director at Arapahoe Basin for the last 10 years, runs through the daily assignments of duties. He then covers the pass-on topics like first aid and safety discussions. The [...]
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 [...]
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. The abrupt end of the 2019/2020 snow season in March of 2020 generated shock and bewilderment across the industry and the world. Creativity, team work and resiliency [...]
Remember NSP and local ski patrols with a Facebook Fundraiser for #GivingTuesday!
By Bill Finley, NSP Finance and Operations Director At NSP, our vision calls us to be the premier provider of outdoor rescue education, increase recruitment and retention, expand our reach into other sports and events, be financially self-sustaining, and provide all members with successful patrolling experiences. With this backdrop, in April the NSP board of directors [...]