Ski Patrol Magazine

The New Safe Sport Law

By |2019-08-06T16:54:09+00:00July 23rd, 2019|Categories: Ski Patrol Magazine|

By Dave Byrd, NSAA Director of Risk and Regulatory Affairs This article was initially published in Ski Patrol Magazine, a publication that is a benefit for members of the National Ski Patrol. To learn more about membership, click here. The Safe Sport Act recently passed by Congress is requiring big changes in protocols for the entire [...]

When the Patroller Becomes the Patient

By |2019-06-11T22:13:04+00:00June 11th, 2019|Categories: Ski Patrol Magazine|

A flipped perspective on patient care on the hill By Chris Huskinson On closing day of the ski season, I broke my leg. It happened from a missed edge on a run I've cruised many times, not just from doing something dumb or trying to show off. I ended my season with surgery and months of [...]

The Ski Industry and a Changing Climate

By |2019-05-17T18:29:29+00:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: Ski Patrol Magazine|

HOW CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT PATROLLING AND OUR LOVE OF WINTER BY ERYKA THORLEY SKIING WAS MY FIRST LOVE, THOUGH NOT ALWAYS AN EASY ONE. I REMEMBER HIDING IN A CLOSET WHILE MY DAD STORMED THROUGH THE HOUSE READY TO LEAVE FOR SKI RACING PRACTICE. IT’S ALWAYS BEEN IMPORTANT, HOWEVER. OUR LOCAL MICHIGAN UPPER [...]

The Best Job – Passing on Learned Lessons

By |2019-05-03T16:59:01+00:00January 19th, 2018|Categories: Ski Patrol Magazine|

By Kim Kircher Starting Out The winter of 1989-90 at Crystal Mountain Ski Area in Washington State started late. It was my first season as a ski patroller, and the resort wasn't open for Christmas due to a lack of snow. The beginner area was wet with dying grass and the slopes were a muddy [...]