Governance

National Board of Directors

 

The National Ski Patrol is guided by the Executive Director and a global network of dedicated volunteers who invest a substantial amount of their time in advancing the mission of NSP. The National Board Of Directors serves as the governing body of NSP and is elected by the membership. Learn more.


We are pleased to introduce the National Board of Directors who work tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure NSP remains the premier authority on ski, bike and other outdoor recreation safety. Our Board of Directors comprises a diverse group of patrollers and professionals who bring a wealth of experience from various backgrounds—whether outdoor sports, medicine, or business. This diversity of thought and skill sets us apart and allows us to make well-rounded decisions for the betterment of the organization and its mission.

 

Board members are accountable for ensuring that NSP continues to be a leader in education and emergency services for the outdoor recreation community. Our commitment to safety, integrity, and excellence guides us in every decision we make. It is our duty to support and enable the hard work of our 30,000+ patrollers on the ground, who are the backbone of this organization.

Policies & Procedures

At the heart of the National Ski Patrol (NSP)  is a commitment to safety, professionalism, and the highest standards of service on the slopes. Our comprehensive set of policies and procedures serve as the backbone of our organization. 

 

The NSP has a long and rich history of excellence in ski patrolling, avalanche safety, and outdoor emergency care. Our dedication to these core principles is reflected in the meticulous development and implementation of our policies and procedures. These documents are not mere guidelines; they are the foundation upon which we build our operations and the safeguard that ensures the well-being of all mountain sports enthusiasts. 

 

Within these pages, you will find a wealth of information that not only guides the actions of our dedicated patrollers but also exemplifies our commitment to professionalism, continuous improvement, and the highest ethical standards. Our policies and procedures serve as a roadmap to success, ensuring that every action we take on the mountain is deliberate, informed, and focused on safety. Learn More.

Statements of NSP

Bullying and Harassment

As the leadership of the National Ski Patrol, The Board of Directors and Executive Director take our responsibility for setting the tone and standards of our organization very seriously. It is our duty to ensure that principles of respect, inclusivity, and safety are upheld in every facet of our organization, and we are resolute in our stance against bullying and harassment.

Bullying and harassment undermine the very essence of our community and are completely antithetical to our values. We want to make it abundantly clear that we stand united in condemning such behavior, both within our organization and across the outdoor industry. Any reports of bullying or harassment will be taken with the utmost seriousness. We urge all members to support each other in upholding these standards and to intervene when necessary.

Non-Discrimination Statement:

National Ski Patrol complies with applicable provisions of state and federal law which prohibit discrimination in employment or access to its programs, activities, or facilities on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, marital status, place of birth, service in the armed forces of the United States, or against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability.

Statement of Intent on Well-Being: 

National Ski Patrol is committed to creating and supporting a culture of wellness, safety, and resilience for all our members and those whom we serve. Honoring NSP core values, we will provide our community with the awareness, leadership, guidance, education, and resources needed to help ensure their emotional and mental well-being.

Environment Statement of Intent:

National Ski Patrol (NSP) recognizes our reliance on the outdoor environment in which we collectively ski, ride and patrol. As a community of leaders and public service providers, NSP aims to take greater responsibility in protecting and caring for the places and climate that unite in our purpose.

NSP is committed to taking meaningful and deliberate steps to reduce our own environmental impact, create a culture and values that embeds environmental responsibility into our core, increase environmental awareness and education within NSP and the greater public, and promote accountability and actionable ecological solutions with ourselves and our community. 

Code of Conduct

The NSP Code of Conduct is more than a set of rules; it is a reflection of our core values and the high standards to which we hold ourselves. This code serves as a compass, providing direction for the actions and behaviors of our patrollers and members, both on and off the mountain.

 

Within these pages, you will find a commitment to safety, respect, and a dedication to the highest ethical and professional standards. Our Code of Conduct outlines the expectations we have for ourselves and for each other, ensuring that we create a culture of mutual respect, trust, and unwavering dedication to physical and psychological safety for all. 

 

As members of the NSP, we are not just ski patrollers; we are ambassadors of safety, educators, and guardians. This Code of Conduct encapsulates the values that unite us, guiding us as we navigate the challenges and adventures of our beloved industry. You can view the Code of Conduct.

 

We invite you to explore this document, absorb its principles, and make them an integral part of your journey as a member of the NSP. By adhering to these standards, we strengthen the legacy of the National Ski Patrol and continue to make our mountains a safer, more enjoyable environment for all.

 Code of Conduct

 

After reviewing the Code of Conduct and step-by-step guide, members can file a Code of Conduct complaint by filling out the form below.

Step-by-Step Guide

Code of Conduct Complaint Form

National Ski Patrol Diversity Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Policy

The National Ski Patrol values the diversity of its worldwide members, our national office staff, and all our valuable partners. We recognize the power of harnessing collective similarities and differences that help educate our organization and its people to deliver on the National Ski Patrol missions of training and service in a sensitive and culturally competent manner. We are committed to providing a safe environment that includes mental, physical, psychological, and emotional protection.

We will continue to demonstrate our dedication to DEI, valuing the diversity of thought, backgrounds, experiences, gender identities, sexual orientation, and cultures. This commitment allows us to work locally, across the country, and worldwide to deliver high-quality training and services to the communities we serve.

Our DEI Mission:

The National Ski Patrol will consistently deliver its training and services in a culturally competent manner.

Our DEI Vision:

The National Ski Patrol aspires to be an organization fully committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion by creating and maintaining a diverse, high-performing workforce of members who reflect all the communities we serve; by cultivating a collaborative, inclusive, and respectful work and volunteer environment that empowers all contributors; and by leveraging diverse partnerships – all of which helps to ensure culturally competent service delivery supported by effective community leadership and engagement.

NATIONAL SKI PATROL BYLAWS

The bylaws are the National Ski Patrol's governing rules. Learn More

WHISTLEBLOWER POLICY

The National Ski Patrol System, Inc. requires directors, officers and employees to observe high standards of business and personal ethics the conduct of their duties and responsibilities. Learn More