Alumni Program

Bill Currier
Bill Currier Program Supervisor
The goal of Alumni membership is to utilize the experience, knowledge, and energies of those who would like to step back from active patrolling while allowing continued support of the Patrol, Region, or Division, extending to them the recognition, dignity, and awards they have earned.
This classification of NSP membership allows any member with at least one season of membership to maintain their relationship with NSP. From a patroller who needs time to attend college or raise a family away from skiing or boarding to a seasoned veteran patroller who no longer wants to haul sleds, this classification allows many of the advantages of NSP membership without losing touch or having to sever ties with the NSP. This is accomplished at less cost and without loss of service time. You will not be required to fulfill any refresher requirements except to maintain OEC technician or discipline instructor certifications, i.e., if OEC refreshers are attended, you do not lose your OEC technician credentials. Additionally, you can continue teaching any area in which you maintain instructor status, for example, OEC, Avalanche, MTR, Instructor Development, and OET (Toboggan instruction only).

Stay Involved

Although you are no longer an Active Patroller, you are encouraged to stay involved in any of the many opportunities available on a Patrol, Region, and Division level, some examples being:

  • Take or instruct NSP Courses:
    • OET, Avalanche, OEC, MTR, Instructor Development, etc.
  • Join Courtesy/Host Patrols
  • Join/continue Bike Patrols
  • Special Olympics
  • Administrative Capacities, i.e., newsletter editor, webmaster, treasurer,
  • registrar, social director, etc.
  • Community Safety Talks
  • Alumni Days
  • Recruit Candidates
  • Other NSP-sponsored Activities



Alumni are eligible for Certificates of Appreciation from your Patrol, Region, or Division, and/or the Outstanding Alumni Award.


  • You may purchase all catalog items, including the following:
    • “ALUMNI” Sweater Pin
    • Alumni Chest Badge

However, you may not purchase or wear Active NSP uniforms or duty identification.


You will receive:

  • Ski Patrol Magazine
  • NSP Catalog
  • Trail Sweep
  • Region Newsletter
  • Region Alumni Coordinator Letter

Regardless of the scope of involvement, Alumni can contribute to the success of ski patrolling at any level.

Contact your Patrol Director, Region, Division Officer or Region Alumni Coordinator for details.