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March 24, 2018
  • Level 2 Avalanche For Rescue Personnel 2018
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: March 27, 2018 - 11:59 pm

    Location: Snow Mountain Ranch CO


    Sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Division

    March 24, 25, 26, 27

    Lodging and classroom at Snow Mountain Ranch (Winter Park)
    Field sessions on Berthoud Pass

    $125 for patrollers
    $180 for affiliates
    $250 for un-affiliated

    Costs cover lodging and one dinner ( Monday night) handouts and a field book

    Students are responsible for all other meals, and all textbooks.
    There is a cafeteria and grill on campus and the cabins have full kitchens.
    This course will be backcountry oriented and students will need to have telemark or AT skis with full metal edges and skins or split boards with climbing skins. Students must be able to climb 2000 vertical feet at elevations of 11,000 ft comfortably.

    Level 1 Avalanche for Rescue Personnel
    (within the last 3 years or show current involvement)
    Fill out the application form and be accepted into the course.
    Be willing to complete several interactive assignments throughout the winter.

    Contact Instructor of record to receive course application. Applicants will be chosen with preference to those who will further the NSP RMD avalanche program. Course size is limited.
    Registration deadline Dec 20 2017

    Instructor of Record
    Brain Ballard

National Ski Patrol Volunteer Staff – Need Volunteers!
From: Jim Woodrum <>
Sent: Friday, October 6, 2017 8:09 AM

Subject: National Advisors/Directors

We can use your help in filling the roles of those National Volunteer Staff that are at the end of their service term. As you will recall the Board passed a motion that any National Advisor or Program Director that has been in their role for six years must be replaced by Jan. 1, 2018. The Selection Committees have been established and will develop the announcement for the National Website for the following roles:


I know that it is difficult at times to give people up in your Division Staff, but if you could recommend a person for each role from each division that would help a tremendous amount in filling these roles. No one wants to lose good people, but having good people help at a higher level means an even greater contribution to the system. To help support this cause would you please ask your Regions and Patrols to look into their members and see if there is a few that are willing to step up to another challenge and contribute in yet another way. Could you also post on your websites to help spread the word of the search for candidates.

I’ve asked that this application process take about a month and then evaluation of candidates and recommendations near the beginning of December.

I can’t thank each of you enough for the work you do at the Division level and your contributions to our National efforts. Having been in your role for a number of years myself, I know all the efforts you put in to make the system work and that is certainly appreciated.

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Pat Trimm (L) and Tracy Amidon provided orientation for new patrol reps at RMD meeting on Saturday June 3 ... See MoreSee Less

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The Volunteer Ski Patrol's annual fundraiser, the Defiance Challenge, is occurring the day before National Day, on Friday, March 3. Each year proceeds from this event go to Sunlight's Volunteer Ski Patrol and a patroller in need. This year we will donate proceeds to Dave Repsher, a Flight for Life nurse and former patroller at Copper Mountain that suffered extensive injuries in a helicopter crash in 2015. We welcome visiting patrollers to take full advantage of the great lodging deals at the resort and plan to arrive early to spectate or participate in our fundraiser and/or join in the festivities on Friday night. ... See MoreSee Less

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