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Pregnant on Patrol

By |2021-07-15T20:11:09+00:00July 15th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 [...]

Apply to be a 2021 – 2022 National Ski Patrol-Subaru Ambassador

By |2021-07-07T19:06:50+00:00July 7th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

National Ski Patrol-Subaru Ambassador Program The National Ski Patrol-Subaru ambassador program promotes our shared values of service, safety, and reliability. As part of the historic partnership, each year National Ski Patrol (NSP) and Subaru choose 9 active ski patrollers from all over the country to be members of this team. Each Ambassador supports the partnership by [...]

“I don’t think skiing’s for Mexicans…”

By |2021-05-11T22:47:22+00:00April 29th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Cipher Tarrant is a volunteer patroller at Tyrol Basin located in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin. Cipher is an OEC instructor, volunteer EMT, and rock climbing coach. Cipher is part of the 2020-2021 Subaru Ambassador team. Learn more about Cipher here.     “I don’t think skiing’s for Mexicans…” “Actually most people who get injured are white”, I [...]

Advance Life Support in Ski Patrol

By |2021-04-05T18:18:40+00:00April 5th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

By Bruce Welton, 2020-2021 National Ski Patrol-Subaru Ambassador Follow @bruce.welton In 1938, Charles Minot Dole, then the director of the Mt. Mansfield Ski Patrol in Stowe, Vermont was approached by Roger Langley, the president of the National Ski Association. Their conversation was simple, Langley was hoping to convince Dole to form a national ski patrol. While [...]

Yakima® – the official Rack Provider of National Ski Patrol

By |2021-03-02T22:19:23+00:00March 2nd, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Ski patrollers need their equipment to be reliable on and off the hill. This includes the products they need to transport their most important gear, their skis, and snowboards. As the premier car rack partner of the National Ski Patrol, Yakima® provides VIP discounts on everything from ski racks and rocket boxes to bike racks and [...]

Adjusting to the New Normal

By |2021-02-25T18:19:34+00:00February 24th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

By: Cipher Tarrant, 2020-2021 NSP-Subaru Ambassador 2020 started as a normal year for most of us, and now look where we are in 2021. Most kids are not in the actual classroom, lots of people are still out of work, masks have become something relatively normal. Not many of us thought the world we knew would [...]

The Lifespan of a Ski Patroller, the Greatest Job on Earth

By |2021-02-02T19:32:36+00:00February 2nd, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

By Bruce Welton, 2020-2021 NSP-Subaru Ambassador Let’s be honest the lifespan of a ski patroller is ironically similar to that of the patroller’s nemesis, the ski resort “SLOW” sign. It may sound crazy but just wait. You start your career as nothing more than ink on a canvas. Whether that canvas be an employee profile or [...]

Pay your 2020 dues by June 30!

By |2020-06-25T17:08:32+00:00June 25th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

If you have not already done so, you need to pay your 2020 dues by JUNE 30. After June 30, you will need to call the national office to pay your 2020 dues over the phone with a credit card or send in a check by mail. Please help us prevent a backlog of calls to [...]

COVID-19 Updates

By |2021-07-15T20:27:47+00:00March 17th, 2020|Categories: Member News and Information, NSP News, Safety, Uncategorized|

We will be posting updates from NSP offices about changes and adjustments that our staff and programs are making in response to the shifting situation around COVID-19. The abrupt end of the 2019/2020 snow season in March of 2020 generated shock and bewilderment across the industry and the world. Creativity, team work and resiliency [...]

First Aid Tips from National Ski Patrol

By |2020-02-20T19:02:44+00:00February 20th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Skiing and snowboarding are wonderful activities that provide memorable experiences for winter enthusiasts all over the world. Like many outdoor sports, there are inherent risks that come with playing in the mountains. The best way to ensure you have an amazing experience is doing your homework before you leave for the mountains. Things to Consider: • [...]