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.
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 2,000 alumni and secondary alumni members affiliated with NSP.
Why Should You Join?
By joining as an Alumni Member, you can continue your involvement with the largest winter rescue organization in the world and support the NSP on a new level. If you wish, you can continue to contribute to your patrol.
As an alumni member, you won’t be required to fulfill any skill or educational requirements; however, you may decide to keep your instructorships current and serve as an instructor or in another capacity to local units of NSP.
Several ski areas have already incorporated alumni patrollers in their operations and taken advantage of their alumni’s local knowledge and experience. Alumni often attend ski patrol PR events, help recruit new members, provide administrative help, give safety talks, participate in other community service activities, and are a valued force within NSP.
Regardless of the scope of your involvement, becoming an Alumni Member enables you to contribute to the success of ski patrolling at both the local and national level. If at any time you decide you want to return to patrolling, simply follow the registration requirements with your patrol.
As an Alumni Member of the NSP, you will receive:
- Continues service years and Member voting rights
- A subscription to Ski Patrol Magazine
- Access to NSP website at nsp.org
- NSP Winter Catalog
- Opportunities to participate in all NSP-sponsored events
- You can easily change back and forth from alumni to active patrolling by following patrol requirements
- You membership dues may be tax deductible
- You may be listed with your home patrol on their secondary roster
How Much Does It Cost?
Alumni dues are only $27 annually.
Active members who are lifetime members keep that status upon changing their membership status to Alumni Member. Patrollers who wish to become lifetime Alumni Members can do so for a one-time fee of $550, which helps support the NSP endowment fund. Lifetime members receive a Lifetime Membership Pin and a walnut-framed certificate.