Ski Patrol Magazine is an official publication of the National Ski Patrol and is published three times a year. All members receive the magazine as a membership benefit.

Contributing to the magazine

Launched in 1984, Ski Patrol Magazine is the magazine of the National Ski Patrol (NSP). It is published thrice annually, and available to all members of the NSP.  Ski Patrol Magazine covers all aspects of patrolling, including NSP education and non-curricular programs, division events and updates, ski industry news, and general interest stories.

Ski Patrol Magazine accepts freelance articles and photographs on a variety of topics. If you are interested in contributing, please email the NSP editor to query regarding the suitability of your contribution for a future issue.  You can also download our Writer’s Guidelines.

Magazine planning works on a six-month lead time. If you are interested in writing an article or feature for the magazine, please consider the time frame for submission. The absolute deadlines for article pitches are as follows:
Winter: September 15
Spring: November 30
Fall: May 15

Magazine Highlights
Here are some highlights from recent issues. You can also find some content from the magazine posted on our blog.

Ski resorts promote sustainability. Patrols, like Arapahoe Basin, take a leadership role.

The Value of Volunteers I celebrated my 18th birthday in the Crystal Mountain Ski Patrol locker room. It was thrilling to be a part of an organization that helped people while getting to ski all day. It felt like a win-win.