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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
The Season in Review: Patrolling during COVID
It’s been a year since ski resorts all over the world shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Listen to Patroller Directors Tony Cammarata of Arapahoe Basin and Denise McLaughlin of Bogus Basin discuss their year of wins and losses, moving through the unknown, and staying safe. Finally, they share the silver lining and light at the end of the tunnel for everyone.
Avalanche Dogs…and their Handlers
Join us for an in-depth conversation with two Search and Rescue dog handlers and experts, Andy VanHouten and Julia McCarrier. VanHouten is Park City’s Snow Safety Director and the president of Wasatch Backcountry Rescue (WBR). McCarrier is the Patrol Supervisor there and a dog handler. They share experiences bonding with and training their dogs, and some amazing stories of their work in Search and Rescue
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.