About National Ski Patrol Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Work
Following the initial work by the DEI Task Force, the National Ski Patrol is currently working with The Equity Project to conduct an organizational assessment, and to ultimately build a road map to guide our short and long-term efforts around diversity, equity and inclusion.

About contacting NSP about DEI issues and questions
We want to hear from NSP members.  We welcome comments and suggestions and direct experience from all of our members.  Your experiences and our commitment can together generate concrete ideas about how the NSP can be an inclusive and welcoming organization for all of our members.

You can contact us via email: DEI-NSP@nspserves.org. We will also be providing more ways for NSP members to be directly involved in this work.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Resources

The Outdoors
Breaking Down the Lack of Diversity in Outdoor Spaces, by Naomi Humphrey, National Health Foundation, July 20, 2020
Can we render the outdoors truly inclusive? by Sahra Ali, Sierra, July 22, 2020
Why representation matters, by Rachel Olzer, Bike Mag, June 29, 2020
Code Switch Podcast: Being ‘Outdoorsy’ when you’re black or brown, NPR Podcast, June 8, 2016

Snowsports
This $4 million partnership will result in 13,000 ski visits for kids new to the sport, by Samantha Berman, Ski Magazine, Sept. 17, 2021
Inclusion on the Slopes Series: Introduction, by Dr. Jerilyn Davis, July 3, 2019
Bring more diversity to skiing, by Julie Brown, Powder, January 19, 2017
Bobby Johnson makes history as Vermont’s first Black ski school director, by Clare Menzel, Powder, January 11, 2021
Open letter on diversity in our sport, US Ski & Snowboard

NSP
Where is everyone else? by Mandela Echefu, Ski Patrol Magazine, Fall 2018
Interview with Mark Hardy and Mandela Echefu, Fall 2020
Time to Expand, by Eryka Thorley, Ski Patrol Magazine, Fall 2020