NSP Subaru Ambassadors

Pregnant on Patrol

By |2021-09-27T15:21:01+00:00July 15th, 2021|Categories: Faces of the NSP, NSP Subaru Ambassadors|

Hannah Waguespack is a year-round volunteer ski and bike patroller at Bryce Mountain in Virginia. She has a PhD in Neuroscience. In her free time, she enjoys water sports, mountain biking, and spending time with her growing family. You can learn more about Hannah as an NSP-Subaru ambassador here. Being pregnant is hard work! And it [...]

Paid Ski Patroller to Volunteer and back!

By |2021-06-10T16:12:55+00:00May 10th, 2021|Categories: NSP Subaru Ambassadors|

By Colby Atkinson Colby Atkinson works in Utah on Powder Mountain's professional ski patrol. He is also a volunteer at Snowbasin. When Colby is not taking beautiful photos around Utah you can find him freeskiing and mountain biking. Colby is part of the 2020-2021 Subaru Ambassador team. Learn more about Colby here.   There are some [...]

Live, Ski, Love: How finding my partner led to more than one love affair

By |2021-01-07T11:01:14+00:00January 6th, 2021|Categories: NSP Subaru Ambassadors|

How does a neuroscientist from Louisiana end up a ski patroller in rural Virginia? My love affair with skiing began in parallel with another, even stronger, love affair, the one I share with my husband and partner, Nick. As a child, I never owned a winter coat warmer than a fleece, let alone went on a [...]

Why it is Critical to Chronicle our Chronicles

By |2020-10-16T17:37:39+00:00October 16th, 2020|Categories: NSP Subaru Ambassadors|

Why it is Critical to Chronicle our Chronicles By Andrew Hennigh Fabricating epics around the fire The plan was in place for the next morning; the avalanche control teams were notified, shot counts were given to the shot makers, and the forecast had been adequately analyzed and over analyzed. It was mid-March and this [...]

Poems by Alex Limkin

By |2020-10-07T17:35:22+00:00October 7th, 2020|Categories: NSP Subaru Ambassadors|Tags: , , |

Spilled Moonshine   In the month of May we ski the debris: dust, twigs, broken branches clumps of mistletoe, pines cones and pine needles, sun cups and sap, everything but snow it would seem in the month of May.   But climb high enough, doggedly enough, and a sip of winter yet awaits pooled among the [...]

Lessons Learned

By |2020-09-29T22:15:08+00:00September 28th, 2020|Categories: NSP Subaru Ambassadors|Tags: , |

By Dave Watson Wading through the deep waters of life, surrounded by love and beauty that is balanced by willful ignorance and fear, I am learning the lessons of moments long past.  Toxic behavior, violence and injustice have been normalized and it is a reminder that we all must do better.  We must do a better [...]

Ramblings of a Professional Ski Bum

By |2020-09-08T22:24:41+00:00September 8th, 2020|Categories: NSP Subaru Ambassadors|

By Tarah O'Connor Uncertainty, transition, a sense of loss, a sense of adventure. These are the normal feelings each spring for the seasonal flock of professional ski patrollers. We move into smaller pods of raft guides, wildland firefighters, mountain guides, gardeners, ER techs, bartenders and carpenters. This is the “normal” flow of an already difficult [...]

Winter Triathlon and New Challenges

By |2020-06-25T20:14:31+00:00June 25th, 2020|Categories: NSP Subaru Ambassadors|

By Christine Wodke, NSP Subaru Ambassador In Scott Welle’s book Wellness he says “When you are challenged you are forced to grow or you can’t meet the challenge.” That quote perfectly describes not only my race at the Winter Triathlon National Championship, but our present COVID-19 situation. The March 1 race at Theodore Wirth Park [...]

Skywalk and Service to Others

By |2020-06-16T19:04:43+00:00June 15th, 2020|Categories: NSP Subaru Ambassadors|

By Alex Limkin Walking the 22-mile Skywalk across the Sandias with Chuck Hosking is a bit like showering with a loofah, or eating a dandelion salad: a bit raw, a bit rough, but seriously good for you. On the verge of turning 72, Chuck Hosking's body and mind retain the virile appearance and functioning of [...]