What is An Alumni Member?

An alumni member is a special registration category for people who, for various reasons, decide to no longer provide emergency care or rescue services, but wish to continue their relationship with the National Ski Patrol. Alumni membership is available to anyone who has been registered with the NSP as a patroller or physician partner (above candidate) for one year.

The NSP created the alumni member category in 1977 as a way to facilitate contact with former members and keep them informed of national events and activities. Today, there are over 4,500 alumni members affiliated with the NSP.

Alumni Events

NSP Alumni Celebration Week, Whitefish Mountain, Whitefish, MT, February 2-9, 2020:
Our first Alumni Celebration Week, held in Whitefish, MT this last February, drew over 35 alumni and friends fun, good food and great skiing. Participants (pictured here) received discounts on rooms at the Grouse Mountain Lodge and skiing discounts for veteran skiers age 62 and older.
Mark your calendars for February 2-9, 2020, and download the information sheet to the right.

Sea Otter Classic Support, Fort Ord National Monument, CA, April 16 - 19 , 2020
Join other ski patrollers, family and friends to provide first-aid service, non-emergency transport and course marshaling at the Sea Otter Classic. For more information, download the flyer to the right.

Each division hosts various alumni events, and provides opportunities to stay involved. Check with your division alumni supervisor for more information.

2019 Alumni Survey

Thanks to over 1,100 NSP Alumni who responded to the survey that went out in mid-February. In March, results were tabulated and the survey was the focus of the Division alumni advisor’s meeting in early April. You can view the results via the document on the right.

Alumni Advisors

National Alumni Advisor - Tim Viall

Alaska Division
- Joe Wehrman

Central Division, West
- Mark Holtan

Central Division, East -
Bob Knox

Eastern Division
- Vacant

International Division - Vacant

Far West Division
- James A. Margolis, M.D.

Intermountain Division -  Bill Sinykin


Northern - R. Bruce Amrine

Pacific Northwest - Josie Destefano-Elting

Rocky Mountain - Roc Beaver

Southern - Tom Raudorf

Alumni Member FAQs
(Microsoft Word Document)
Become an Alumni Member
(Microsoft Word Document)
Renew your Alumni Membership
(Microsoft Word Document)
2019 Alumni Survey Results
(Adobe PDF File)
Learn more about the Alumni program by reviewing past copies of our Alumni E-News. The Alumni E-News is one of the benefits of your Alumni membership.
Alumni E-News January 2019
(Adobe PDF File)
Alumni E-News April 2019
(Adobe PDF File)
Alumni E-News June 2019
(Adobe PDF File)
Alumni E-News August 2019
(Adobe PDF File)
Alumni E-News October 2019
(Adobe PDF File)