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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Remember NSP and local ski patrols with a Facebook Fundraiser for #GivingTuesday!
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 [...]
Charles Minot "Mint" Dole died on Friday, July 19 at his home in Essex, Conn. He was 85. Mint Dole was the son of Charles Minot "Minne" Dole, who is credited as the founder of the National Ski Patrol. Mint had an illustrious career in his own right, as an industrial designer and inventor. Our thoughts [...]