NSP News

Chris Castilian named National Ski Patrol CEO

By |2021-07-15T15:02:10+00:00June 10th, 2021|Categories: Faces of the NSP, Member News and Information, NSP News|

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 [...]

About National Ski Patrol’s commitment to inclusion

By |2020-12-24T17:56:28+00:00December 18th, 2020|Categories: Member News and Information, NSP News, Ski Patrol Magazine|

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 [...]

Giving Tuesday is December 1!

By |2020-11-19T15:08:43+00:00November 19th, 2020|Categories: NSP News|

Giving Tuesday is December 1 -- raise money for your patrol and NSP! What it is GivingTuesday is “a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration” which takes place this year on Tuesday, December 1.  Many nonprofits take advantage of the day to encourage financial donations from supporters. National [...]

Introducing Ski Patrol Radio Podcast

By |2020-11-03T22:17:26+00:00November 3rd, 2020|Categories: NSP News|

Ski Patrol Radio is NSP's latest form of communication with our members and other outdoor rescue professionals, as well as the everyday outdoor enthusiast.  Covering topics from ski patrolling and PTSD to the new surge in backcountry recreationalists, this podcast will discuss many topics affecting how people interact with the outdoors and the work our members [...]

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 [...]

Patrols Around the Country Pitch in to Fight COVID-19

By |2020-06-11T18:49:54+00:00June 11th, 2020|Categories: NSP News|

During the last several months the world has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The ski community was not immune to this with the ski season ending months earlier than expected. When resorts closed ski patrollers lost their jobs all around the country. This created opportunities for patrollers to continue to give back by [...]

Concerns for Recreating at High Altitudes

By |2020-06-16T15:48:51+00:00June 11th, 2020|Categories: NSP News|

Do you remember the world before COVID-19? Do you recall when we could freely travel far distances in search of those premier, sacred, lesser-traveled places to recreate? Those days will return eventually, but in the meantime, we can use this unprecedented free time to plan future trips for when we’re all able to travel safely [...]

One Bike Patroller’s Adaptation to the “New Normal”

By |2020-05-15T23:07:18+00:00May 13th, 2020|Categories: NSP News|

Hello Fellow Patrollers, With the ever-changing world and situation with the COVID-19 virus, here are some recommendations and suggestions for Bike Patrollers and Bike Hosts while on the trails based on my own experience so far. In addition to the general recommendations of remaining 6-10 feet from other individuals at all times, it’s also recommended [...]

Powderfall 2021 is at Breckenridge!

By |2021-08-26T19:18:43+00:00April 17th, 2020|Categories: NSP News|

Hosted by the National Ski Patrol, Powderfall is a biennial end-of-the-season celebration that brings together more than 700 patrollers with industry leaders and friends to network, learn, play and of course, ski and snowboard. Programs include on-hill and classroom learning, all in a collaborative environment that combines education and fun. Days include toboggan clinics, moulage [...]

COVID-19 Updates

By |2021-10-13T19:56:01+00:00March 17th, 2020|Categories: Member News and Information, NSP News, Safety, Uncategorized|

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. UPDATED COVID-19 GUIDANCE FOR NSP REFRESHERS AND OTHER TRAINING  AUGUST 2021 As the situation around COVID-19 evolves, and as we all approach the beginning of Refresher season, [...]