. Division of National Ski Patrol

Monday, October 20, 2014
  • Fresh Tracks

    From the Desk of: Wild Bill Sinykin - “THANK YOU from your Past Division Director”. I want to thank all of you for your support and allowing me the opportunity to serve this fine Division as your Division Director.  I wish the new Leadership of the Division the best of luck and know that we are in good hands. I look forward to seeing all of you on the snow and making a few turns in the soft white stuff. I believe that change can be a good thing and it is usually inevitable. There are certainly changes afoot in the Ski Industry. Large companies are continuing to move toward dominating the ownership aspect of our Ski Areas. Vail Corp. now owns Park City and the Canyons along with its many other holdings. An article I just read talks about new lifts that will connect five Utah Areas on the Wasatch Front. I am anxious to see what all of this means to the NSP and patrolling in the Intermountain Division. Read More
  • OEC Refreshers 2014

    OEC Refreshers 2014 are listed on the calendar. For a complete list of courses and refreshers see nsp.org, select a Division, submit Read More
  • 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.
  • Karen Colclough

    Karen Colclough ( December 25, 1976- April 12, 2014) Karen Colclough of Wilson, Wyoming, formerly of Lynnfield, died while on a church mission trip in Nicaragua on April 12, 2014. She was 37 years of age. Raised in Lynnfield, she was the daughter of Douglas E. Colclough and Janet (Russell) Colclough, and the sister of Michael Colclough. She was an honors graduate of Lynnfield High School, and an honors graduate of the University of New Hampshire. While at UNH, she earned degrees in Environmental Conservation and Outdoor Education.  Karen was always ready to help people. While in college, she spent her school breaks with Alternative Break Challenge, volunteering in the inner cities. Read More
  • 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
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Fresh Tracks

THANK YOU from your Past Division Director”. I want to thank all of you for your support and allowing me the opportunity to serve this fine Division as your Division Director. I wish the new Leadership of the Division the best of luck and know that we are in good hands. I look forward to seeing all of you on the snow and making a few turns in the soft white stuff.

I believe that change can be a good thing and it is usually inevitable. There are certainly changes afoot in the Ski Industry. Large companies are continuing to move toward dominating the ownership aspect of our Ski Areas. Vail Corp. now owns Park City and the Canyons along with its many other holdings. An article I just read talks about new lifts that will connect five Utah Areas on the Wasatch Front. I am anxious to see what all of this means to the NSP and patrolling in the Intermountain Division.

We have a great new Team in the leadership role of the IMD. Kevin Johnson (new DD), John Keith (new Southern Assistant), and Stefan Berkel (serving a second term as Northern Assistant) are poised to lead the Division into the future. I applaud these outstanding individuals for stepping forward and offering their services to the members of this outstanding Division.Fresh Tracks Final #2

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)

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

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

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