FIPS (Fédération Internationale des Patrouilles de Ski)
FIPS is the international organisation representing ski patrol and associated ski safety organisations with membership from throughout the world, These patrol and safety organisations comprise fulltime & volunteer ski patrollers, doctors, lawyers, engineers, teachers, technicians, ski equipment instructors, ski area managers, etc. who are involved in the multi-discplinary activities of ski patrolling and safety.
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High Fives Foundation
The National Ski Patrol supports the High Fives Foundation, an organization based in Truckee, California, that "supports the dreams of mountain action sports athletes by raising injury prevention awareness while providing resources and inspiration to those who suffer life altering injuries."
The High Fives Foundation was founded on January 19, 2009, by Roy Tuscany, and has aided in the recovery of 104 athletes from 22 states. Members of the NSP Safety Team have sat on the board of the organization.
Visit the High Fives website.
High Fives Foundation recently released a video promoting helmet safety that also talks about Sally Francklyn, a former patroller whose life changed dramatically after ski injury. She likely would not have survived the incident without her helmet. Watch it below.
Helmets Are Cool BASICS 8 | Chapter 1 | Sally Francklyn from HighFivesFoundation on Vimeo.
The NSP has partnered with SheJumps to promote its Junior Ski Patrol Day
Camp program. These one-day events give girls between the ages of 6-18 a
chance to learn about mountain safety and first aid from the strong
women of the ski patrol. If you are interested in hosting a camp or
learning more about SheJumps, please visit their website at http://www.shejumps.org/.
Check out video from a SheJumps Wild Skills Junior Ski Patrol event!
SheJumps Wild Skills Junior Ski Patrol at Crystal Mountain from Christy Pelland on Vimeo.