NSP News

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 |2020-04-17T15:38:58+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 National Office Update: How You Can Help

By |2020-03-23T23:01:56+00:00March 23rd, 2020|Categories: NSP News|

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 [...]

Letter from Executive Director Meegan Moszynski

By |2020-03-16T21:52:05+00:00March 16th, 2020|Categories: NSP News, Safety|

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 [...]

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

By |2020-02-14T18:54:00+00:00February 13th, 2020|Categories: NSP News|

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 [...]

Subaru WinterFest

By |2020-02-14T18:52:31+00:00January 27th, 2020|Categories: NSP News|

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 [...]

Happy New Year!

By |2019-12-30T23:31:47+00:00December 30th, 2019|Categories: NSP News|

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 [...]