NSP Subaru Ambassadors

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 [...]