Bob Bluff

Year inducted: 2017
Primary patrol: Elk Mountain, Pennsylvania

Robert W. Bluff joined the National Ski Patrol in 1968 and is currently the pro patrol director at Elk Mountain. He was a section chief, assistant region director, and the Ski and Toboggan advisor for the Eastern Pennsylvania Region before his appointment as the Eastern Division OET Supervisor. During his 10-year tenure as a member of the Eastern Division S&T Steering Committee, he continuously promoted S&T clinics, Ski with a PSIA Instructor programs, and patroller schools. Bob received National Appointment Number 6583 in 1986 and achieved Certified Number 497 in 1997. A recipient of a Distinguished Service Award and a Meritorious Service Award, Bob received a Silver Merit Star as the runner-up for NSP National Outstanding Administrative Patroller in 1998. His main and most significant contribution to NSP is his ability and gift for handling people. Bob always has a way of making even the most stressful Outdoor Emergency Transportation evaluation a positive and enjoyable experience.