. Division of National Ski Patrol

Saturday, April 19, 2014
  • Keith Bates

    Our dear friend and fellow Park City Mountain Resort patroller Keith Bates passed away at the age of 79 in his home on October 14, 2013. Keith was an original member of Park City Mountain Resort’s mountain patrol since its first season in 1963 (then known as Treasure Mountain). He was the longest tenured patroller at Park City Mountain Resort and made many lifelong friends with a half century of continuous patrolling. read more
  • BCA Recall

    Hazard: The trigger assembly can fail resulting in the airbag not deploying, posing a risk of death and injury in the event of an avalanche. Description: This recall involves BCA Avalanche airbags, models Float 18, 22, 30, 32, 36 and Throttle. The airbags are used for skiing, snowmobiling and mountain climbing to help keep the user above the surface if an avalanche occurs. The airbags are yellow and are housed in a blue, red or black pack. The packs have the model name printed on them. “Float” and the “bca” logo are printed in black lettering on the airbag. Lot letters A through E are included in the recall. The lot letter can be found on the trigger handle.
  • Certified Patroller

    This study guide is intended as a supplemental aid for patrollers involved in the Certified process with the National Ski Patrol (NSP). Its purpose is to help prepare candidates for Certified education and testing. This guide is not intended to be interpreted as a manual for ski patrollers or ski areas, and it is not intended to act as a set of guidelines or policies and procedures at snow sports areas. This document is ever changing and updated regularly.
  • Fresh Tracks

    From the Desk of: Wild Bill Sinykin (IMD Division Director)   Greetings fellow patrollers, As we enter the 2013/2014 ski season and another year of patrolling and enjoying our mountains, I feel confident that this is going to be an outstanding one for us here in the Intermountain Division. We are well into the refresher cycle for OEC and the ON the HILL activities in preparation for our duties and serving our Ski Area guests. Remember, that we  need to register all activities such as refresher for OEC, S & T skills, Area Avalanche refreshers etc. It allows for insurance coverage by the NSP and documents the activity for the patroller.
  • The Sweep

    Dear Members: Welcome to the 2013-2014 season; the commitment all of you make to patrolling and the NSP is impressive. The vote for four open seats on the board will begin on Oct. 15, using the "Vote" button on the NSP website. I encourage each patroller to vote, as it does make a difference in your leadership, the future of the organization, recruiting, and fundraising. If you do not have an email address, please contact the national office and speak to Carol Hudson.
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RECALL - Avalanche Airbags by BCA

This recall involves BCA Avalanche airbags, models Float 18, 22, 30, 32, 36 and Throttle. The airbags are used for skiing, snowmobiling and mountain climbing to help keep the user above the surface if an avalanche occurs. The airbags are yellow and are housed in a blue, red or black pack. The packs have the model name printed on them. “Float” and the “bca” logo are printed in black lettering on the airbag. Lot letters A through E are included in the recall. The lot letter can be found on the trigger handle. Avalanche Airbags Recalled by Backcountry Access

NSP Certified Program

This study guide is intended as a supplemental aid for patrollers involved in the Certified process with the National Ski Patrol (NSP). Its purpose is to help prepare candidates for Certified education and testing. This guide is not intended to be interpreted as a manual for ski patrollers or ski areas, and it is not intended to act as a set of guidelines or policies and procedures at snow sports areas. This document is ever changing and updated regularly. NSP Certified Program Study Guide(Beta)

Fresh Tracks

From the Desk of: Wild Bill Sinykin(IMD Division Director) Greetings fellow patrollers, As we enter the 2013/2014 ski season and another year of patrolling and enjoying our montains, I feel confident that this is going to be an outstanding one for us here in the Intermountain Division. We are well into the refresher cycle for OEC and the ON the HILL activities on preparation for out duties and serving our Ski Area guests. Remember, that we need to register all activities such as refresher for OEC, S&T skills, Area Avalanche refreshers etc.Fresh Tracks

The Sweep

Welcome to the 2013-2014 season; the commitment all of you make to patrolling and the NSP is impressive. The vote for four open seats on the board will begin on Oct 15th, using the "Vote" button on the NSP website. I encourage each patroller to vote, as it does make a difference in your leadership, the future of the oranization, recruiting, and fundraising. If you do not have an email address, pleas contact the national office and speak to Carol Hudson. One of the biggest member values is the "pro deals" on the website; this is really professional offers to all NSP members in good standing. If you are considering gear of any kind, please consider this your first stop! As we look toward the season, make it a safe one nad please contact me if I can be of any assistance.

Darcy Hanley

Managing Director

Sweep Deals

Follow link for Tried and True - NSP Staff favorites Link

Life of a patroller

NSP Video Life of a patroller - link


            

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