National Ski Patrol honors excellence in a multitude of disciplines.
We proudly acknowledge our regional patrollers that have been recognized at Division and National level as the best-of-the-best.
Program Advisor: Barbara Baxter firstname.lastname@example.org
Honorees receiving national recognition
Honorees recognized by Far West Division
Outstanding Alpine Patroller - Male
Outstanding Alpine Patroller - Female
Outstanding Alpine Patrol - Large
Snow Valley Ski Patrol Dedicated to helping the public enjoy their skiing and snowboarding experience in the safe mountain resort environment of Snow Valley, CA.
Outstanding Alpine Patrol - Small
Mt. Baldy Ski Patrol has participated in 13 Avalanche Awareness seminars with Adventure 16, Local Ski Clubs, and Ski Dazzle over the last 3 years. This mountain has participated in two fundraisers for the Southern CA Snow and Avalanche Center to raise money for our local Avalanche Forecast Center.
Outstanding Nordic Patrol
Mt. Pinos Ski Patrol is trained in a variety of mountain skills such as Mountain Travel and Rescue, and avalanche avoidance and rescue. In addition, some members of our patrol are registered with the California Emergency Management Agency (CalEMA) and participate in statewide search and rescue efforts.
Outstanding Professional Patroller
Karissa Blankenship, Big Bear Ski Patrol .
Outstanding Mountain Host
Mike Milliorn, Snow Valley Mountain Patrol
Outstanding Young Adult Patroller
Agustin Noriega, Big Bear Ski Patrol
Outstanding First Year Patroller
Jenny Lo, So Cal Nordic Mt Pinos
Jack Moskowitz Pursuit of Excellence
Not awarded this year
Outstanding Nordic Patroller
Cassius Murphey, So Cal Nordic Mt Pinos
Outstanding OEC Instructor
Tina Choi-Nelson In three short years this patroller has demonstrated a remarkable ability to embrace and embody the mission of NSP, learn and hone the skills to not only be a great patroller, but an instructor, and has reached beyond the boundaries of the NSP organization in her efforts to engage, enlighten, and collaborate with businesses, government agencies, and educational institutions to advocate on behalf of Ski Patro.
Region Directors Award
Region Directors Award
John Hanson Memorial Award
Hans Ludwig, So Cal Nordic Mt. Pinos
Kristin Holmbeck, Big Bear Ski Patrol
Dave Tollakson Memorial Award for Outst MTR Instructor
Kamran Paydar, So Cal Nordic Mt Pinos