Ski Patrol Magazine

Marriage and Patrolling

By |2020-11-12T16:46:42+00:00November 12th, 2020|Categories: Faces of the NSP, Ski Patrol Magazine|

How our patrolling candidacy strengthened our marriage By David Flynn (Originally published in Ski Patrol Magazine) When my then-girlfriend Rosemary and I finished a tour with the ski school, we decided that the next step in our evolution was to try out for the patrol. For us, there were several obvious benefits, such as learning to [...]

Ski Resorts Promote Sustainability

By |2020-11-06T18:46:22+00:00November 6th, 2020|Categories: Member News and Information, Ski Patrol Magazine|

Patrols, like Arapahoe Basin, take a leadership role By Lindsay DeFrates Photos courtesy of Arapahoe Basin The morning meeting runs smoothly. Tony Cammarata, the operations director/ski patrol director at Arapahoe Basin for the last 10 years, runs through the daily assignments of duties. He then covers the pass-on topics like first aid and safety discussions. The [...]

Hearing from Patrollers of Color

By |2020-10-09T20:08:58+00:00October 9th, 2020|Categories: Faces of the NSP, Member News and Information, Ski Patrol Magazine|

By Meegan Moszynski, NSP Executive Director As the national conversation about racism amplified in late spring 2020, the national staff and I started to think about how NSP could contribute. Our 10-year strategic plan addresses our vision to “have increased membership numbers, diversity and increased retention” and ensure that “all of our members have compelling stories [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]