National Ski Patrol System Inc

The gold standard in mountain safety and rescue since 1938

aka National Ski Patrol   |   LAKEWOOD, CO   |  www.nsp.org

Mission

To help keep people safe on the mountain and during other outdoor activities.

Notes from the nonprofit

As of January 2019 we have over 31,000 members and have expanded into Asia, including Egypt and Korea! NSP continues to provide the gold standard of care for patrollers all over the world.

Ruling year info

1973

Executive Director

Meegan Moszynski

Main address

133 S VAN GORDON ST STE 100

LAKEWOOD, CO 80228 USA

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EIN

84-0398775

NTEE code info

Professional Societies & Associations (B03)

Safety Education (M40)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is an arm of a state or local government.

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

National Ski Patrol serves the public by meeting a critical need in the outdoor sports community: assisting people in emergencies in the mountains. NSP does not charge a fee to resorts for their services, and patrollers do not charge a fee to guests for their medical support.
No one plans on getting hurt on the slopes, so NSP members plan ahead for the injuries that can quickly turn more serious due to the surrounding environment-- extreme temperatures, weather variables, steep terrain, and isolated settings. Patrollers play a vital role in mitigating serious injuries and saving lives.

Our programs

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Ski Patrol

We have a presence at 650 ski areas in the United States, with nearly 30,000 professional and volunteer patrollers who have received NSP's Outdoor Emergency Care training.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Federation Internationale des Patrouilles de Ski 2018

Outdoor Industry Association 2018

ICAR 2018

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Our consistent goal is to support our members and to collaborate with external partners to positively influence the industry.
The members of NSP apply their hearts and minds every day to ensure the safety of those enjoying the outdoor mountain sports. Our core values are: excellence, service, camaraderie, leadership, integrity, and responsiveness. The National Ski Patrol's mission, “To keep people safe on the mountain and during other outdoor activities," requires a great amount of work to execute. Ski and mountain bike patrollers prepare the mountain and trails in the morning, provide rescue and care for guests during the day, and make sure everyone gets down the mountain safely at the close of the day.
The NSP has operated effectively under our current revenue structure, but we are entering a period of necessary modernization and enhanced marketing to strengthen our membership numbers and remain relevant in the outdoor emergency services industry. The average age of our members is around 55 years old, and we hope to raise funds to increase the involvement of younger generations in patrolling and their awareness of these opportunities.

Our Strategic Plan encompasses NSP's current strategies toward enhancing our organization. We are working to ensure that our curriculum-based educational programs continuously provide value to the student; to enhance our external value to ski areas; to increase our brand awareness; to establish an effective internal technological system that serves our members; and to strengthen our OEC program. We constantly refine our OEC curriculum to update it with new information and more technologically advanced ways to access material. The emergence of new snow sports like tubing, snowboarding, and snow biking) and advances in the medical field create the need for frequent updates of our safety and emergency procedures. We have implemented a comprehensive, robust database system that tracks our member information and course registrations, and we hope to implement systems that better measure our impact. We want to attract new generations of patrollers who continue to carry on our legacy and founding credo of “Service and Safety."

We are represented at 97% of ski areas in the U.S., and over 94% of patrollers in the U.S. are NSP members. We provide the highest standard in outdoor emergency care education and set the standard for ski patrolling in the U.S. and beyond. Our most recent expansion initiative now includes qualified bike patrollers as members.

We continue to attract new members who are passionate about providing world-class care to guests enjoying recreational activities, and who undergo rigorous training in order to live out NSP's legacy.

We have a new executive director who is spirited, knowledgable and passionate about NSP, and she is committed to help us modernize while at the same time upholding the integrity of our legacy. We aim to reach new audiences and spread the word about NSP in new ways!

We are reaching into new terrain: summer programs! We constantly aim to provide the best rescue education and training for winter sports, but we are excited about training bike patrollers in coming months and years.

As far as awareness and asking for donations to help keep up going, we've added an online donation capability on our website, and we are participating in giving initiatives like GivingTuesday and Colorado Gives Day.

We have a national headquarters staff that has grown to 18 strong, and there's nothing we can't accomplish as a team.

Financials

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National Ski Patrol System Inc

Board of directors
as of 12/6/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Richard Knight