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The Best Job – Passing on Learned Lessons

By Kim Kircher Starting Out The winter of 1989-90 at Crystal Mountain Ski Area in Washington State started late. It was my first season as a ski patroller, and the resort wasn't open for Christmas due to a lack of snow. The beginner area was wet with dying grass

By |2018-01-19T14:49:20+00:00January 19th, 2018|Ski Patrol Magazine|0 Comments

Animals Riding Chairlifts – The Competing Considerations Between the ADA, Safety, And Resort Operations

BY DAVE BYRD, NSAA DIRECTOR OF RISK AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS Featured Image, Andre Gonsalves - @andreandthemountain GOING BACK DECADES, SKI AREAS HAVE RESTRICTED GUESTS’ ANIMALS ON OPEN CHAIRLIFTS BASED ON A LAUNDRY LIST OF VALID SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS. THESE POLICIES HAVE APPLIED TO PETS OF ALL KINDS, FROM COMFORT

By |2018-01-19T11:11:20+00:00January 19th, 2018|Ski Patrol Magazine|0 Comments

Faces of the NSP: Brett Henyon

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

By |2018-01-18T15:58:49+00:00January 18th, 2018|Faces of the NSP|0 Comments

Faces of the NSP: Robert Horrell

Robert Horrell NSP: When did you become a patroller, and what led you to start patrolling? Robert: I became a patroller during the 2010/2011 ski season. A year earlier, I was skiing at my local mountain and saw some patrollers in action, and thought to myself, 'Man, that looks pretty cool.'

By |2018-01-18T16:05:17+00:00December 1st, 2017|Faces of the NSP|0 Comments

Faces of the NSP: Olivia Starich

OLIVIA STARICH NSP: When did you become a patroller, and what led you to start patrolling? Olivia: This will be my first season as a patroller, and I'm pretty excited! I've been interested in patrolling since I first learned to ski and snowboard as a Texan transplant in Canada. That was my

By |2017-12-01T13:20:48+00:00December 1st, 2017|Faces of the NSP|0 Comments

#RIDEANOTHERDAY – Industry launches powerful new safety initiative

YOU WOULD BE HARD-PRESSED TO FIND A FAMILY MORE PASSIONATE ABOUT SKIING THAN KELLI AND CHAUNCY JOHNSON. The Johnsons, who live in northern Wyoming with their four children, have built their lives around the sport. Kelli was a ski instructor in high school, and you could say they owe

By |2018-01-19T12:26:20+00:00November 19th, 2017|Safety, Ski Patrol Magazine|0 Comments