NSP Subaru Ambassadors

The Perfect Race

By |2019-12-27T18:11:09+00:00December 27th, 2019|Categories: NSP Subaru Ambassadors|

By Christine Wodke, NSP-Subaru Ambassador, @run4cmt As physically challenged athlete I know what it’s like to run a perfect race. They don’t happen often, but I had one at the Age Group National Sprint Triathlon in Milwaukee on a warm August day in 2012. It wasn’t because I was fast --because I’m not -- or [...]

NSP & Subaru; 25 Years of Partnership

By |2019-11-05T19:10:21+00:00November 5th, 2019|Categories: NSP Subaru Ambassadors|

This upcoming year marks 25 years of partnership for Subaru of America and the National Ski Patrol. Together we share the core values of safety, service, and embracing being outside. Through this partnership, Subaru has generously provided NSP with several branded cars for NSP patrollers and leaders around the country. Today’s NSP Subaru Ambassadors are [...]

Wilderness, Skiing, & Fire

By |2019-10-02T16:41:58+00:00October 2nd, 2019|Categories: NSP Subaru Ambassadors|

By Nick Harper-Johnston, NSP-Subaru Ambassador What's something that the vast majority of Western ski areas have in common? That YOU, the skier, own the actual land you are skiing on. It's no secret that the US Forest Service and skiing have always gone hand in hand, and that the folks attracted to the woods like [...]

Land of the Midnight Sun

By |2019-11-05T18:50:38+00:00September 25th, 2019|Categories: NSP Subaru Ambassadors|

By Cody Burns, NSP-Subaru Ambassador Life as a patroller during the summer months in Alaska is as unique as the wildlife, weather, and daylight. In the land of the midnight sun, there is a seemingly endless amount of time for fun and recreational activities. We started our summer program here at Alyeska Resort eight years [...]


By |2019-07-29T15:14:16+00:00July 1st, 2019|Categories: NSP Subaru Ambassadors|

By Sarah Chapelle, NSP-Subaru Ambassador Family. We are all born into one, but we also acquire many more throughout life. Whether a church family, work family, or sports family, each makes us feel whole in different ways. The National Ski Patrol family is no exception. Two  years ago, my husband and I packed our bags [...]

Bring on the PARADE

By |2019-07-05T17:41:32+00:00June 17th, 2019|Categories: NSP Subaru Ambassadors|

By Jay Zedak, NSP-Subaru Ambassador and NSP Board Member Every Memorial Day for many years, I have attended the parade in Hudson, Ohio (population 25,000). When I was a child, I decorated and rode my bike (banana seat of course). As an adult, I proudly drove the fire engine or heavy rescue truck as a [...]

A Working Dog, Cirrus

By |2019-07-05T18:26:17+00:00May 17th, 2019|Categories: NSP Subaru Ambassadors|

By Michelle Longstreth, NSP-Subaru Ambassador Photos by Andrew Longstreth Cirrus sniffed; she moved to the right. I stopped to watch her next move. It is hard as a handler to stop, watch and wait. She kept going across the hill and stopped again. She sniffed, buried her nose in the snow, sniffed a couple more [...]

Ski Patrol is in my blood

By |2019-11-07T16:17:13+00:00May 17th, 2019|Categories: NSP Subaru Ambassadors|

By Marshall Thomson, NSP-Subaru Ambassador My path to becoming a ski patroller started 51 years ago in an upstate New York hospital where a young 19-year-old college student lay in a hospital bed planning her own funeral with her mother.  This young girl was about to undergo another surgery for massive internal injuries, acute [...]

The best and brightest of our future

By |2019-07-05T18:14:49+00:00May 17th, 2019|Categories: NSP Subaru Ambassadors|

By  Chris Tota, NSP-Subaru Ambassador It was a brutally cold January day when I was riding up Lift 7 at Belleayre Mountain with a veteran patroller, and we were discussing mountain procedures for calling in and responding to accidents. As a Young Adult Patroller just turning 15 years old, I had almost two months [...]