13 episodes

Get an insider’s perspective on wearing the red jacket and all aspects of ski patrolling. This podcast from the National Ski Patrol features experts discussing medical care, avalanche and snow safety, and all things related to an outdoor lifestyle and vocation.

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Ski Patrol Radio National Ski Patrol

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    • 4.5 • 22 Ratings

Get an insider’s perspective on wearing the red jacket and all aspects of ski patrolling. This podcast from the National Ski Patrol features experts discussing medical care, avalanche and snow safety, and all things related to an outdoor lifestyle and vocation.

www.nspserves.org

    A Conversation with Career Patrol Directors

    A Conversation with Career Patrol Directors

    On this episode of Ski Patrol Radio, we sat down with patrol directors Drew Kneeland of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and Janna Allen of Brundage Mountain to discuss what brought them into the profession of ski patrolling. They discuss their career path, what they love about their jobs, the threats to the next generation of career patrollers, and how the National Ski Patrol as an organization supports them and where it can improve.

    • 35 min
    A Deep Dive with Peter Gannon

    A Deep Dive with Peter Gannon

    Ski patrollers bring a variety of unique experiences and perspectives to their work, but very few have the experience and background that our guest Peter Gannon arrived with. Peter grew up on the Oglala Lakota Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota and is a member of the Cheyenne River tribe. Listen to our conversation about how Peter’s family and life experience affects the way he sees life in the mountains, what it is like to come to skiing as an adult and as a person of color, and what he loves about patrolling.  

    • 22 min
    COVID Updates for the 2021-2022 Ski Season

    COVID Updates for the 2021-2022 Ski Season

    As ski season kicks off around the country, we sit down with the National Ski Area Association’s Director of Risk & Regulatory Affairs, Dave Byrd, and National Ski Patrol medical committee member and Infectious Disease Physician, Dr. Jon Persichino. We discuss their recommended COVID precautions to keep ski patrollers and guests safe and healthy for the 2021 – 2022 ski season.

    • 29 min
    A Conversation with Chris Castilian, NSP's new CEO

    A Conversation with Chris Castilian, NSP's new CEO

    We sit down with the National Ski Patrol’s new CEO Chris Castilian in this episode of Ski Patrol Radio. We talk about his prior experiences, his goals for bringing the National Ski Patrol forward in the ski industry, and honoring NSP’s past without living in it.

    • 34 min
    Avalanches, Everest, and Lessons Learned with Dave Watson

    Avalanches, Everest, and Lessons Learned with Dave Watson

    On this episode of Ski Patrol Radio we sit down with Mount Hood ski patroller Dave Watson. He speaks about his experiences training patrollers in Kashmir, India, being buried while conducting avalanche mitigation in Oregon, and how his training and experiences as a ski patroller have aided him while climbing the tallest peaks in the world, including Mount Everest twice!

    • 35 min
    Women of the National Ski Patrol

    Women of the National Ski Patrol

    In the historically male-centric culture of ski patrolling, women are finding a better place in the community. We sit down with Kolina Coe, the Assistant Director and a dog handler at Northstar California, and Kristen Russo, the Assistant Patrol Director at Holiday Valley in New York state. We discuss their experiences as being women ski patrollers, what has changed over the years, and what still needs to be improved.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

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Informative!

A lot to learn and think about on this podcast, not just for patrollers and outdoor rescue folks, but the general recreating public as well.

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