Southern California Region

Awards 2017

Regional Awards

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  awards@socalnsp.org

Honorees receiving national recognition

Honorees receiving national recognition


Honorees recognized by Far West Division


Dave Moore

Outstanding Alpine Patroller - Male

David Moore 

Cita Bodea

Outstanding Alpine Patroller - Female

Cita Bodea 


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.

Mt. Baldy Ski Patrol

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

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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

Tina Choi-Nelson

Tina Choi-Nelson

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

Gregg Nolan


Region Directors Award

James Sutherland

John Hanson Memorial Award

Hans Ludwig, So Cal Nordic Mt. Pinos


Outstanding Patroller

Kristin Holmbeck, Big Bear Ski Patrol

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Rene Perez

Rene Perez

Outstanding Instructor

Rene Perez


Dave Tollakson Memorial Award for Outst MTR Instructor

Kamran Paydar, So Cal Nordic Mt Pinos