Brett Henyon, NSP Safety Team respresentative
NSP: When did you become a patroller, and what led you to start patrolling?
Brett: In 1995.
NSP: What did you find most challenging about patroller training prior to becoming a patroller?
Brett: For medical ⸺ Taking skills I already knew and applying them to a completely new environment; for skiing ⸺ breaking bad habits.
NSP: How many cups of coffee do you drink during a patrol shift?
Brett: Only one ⸺ unless I know it will be a late night.
NSP: Powder or groomers?
Brett: I prefer deep powder ⸺ but we don’t get a lot of the deep stuff; our groomers do great work, and it is a very enjoyable surface.
NSP: What have you learned the most about yourself from patrolling?
Brett: I am not as young as I think I am.
NSP: What do you find most rewarding about patrolling and being a member of the National Ski Patrol?
Brett: The people ⸺ working with and being around a great group of people with so many backgrounds.
NSP: What do you find most rewarding about being on the NSP Safety Team?
Brett: Promoting initiatives that are relevant to current issues and national trends.
NSP: What is your favorite safety message?
Brett: Lids on Kids! As a parent, it’s one of the most important things we can do for our children ⸺ be sure they are in a properly fitted, sport specific helmet.