Women's Program Update, 2020
I hate to say this but so far, the women's program is waiting and hoping, waiting for their programs at region and local levels and hoping clinics can still be run at ski areas this season. I want to encourage all of you to work with your region and local patrol to work on how we can still provide women's toboggan and ski clinics safely. Here are some thoughts and ideas and possible events and maybe rumors of events--
Women's Summit is possibly happening, but virtually. This event has always been a great cooperation between PSIA and NSP. Wheels are turning and ideas are being floated around especially regarding developing marketing ideas to get everyone excited to sign up.
Powderfall 2021 has been postponed and rescheduled for April 2022.
ESR region women's clinic (formerly the Heavenly women's clinic)--Amy Sprague has started working on logistics and covid rules to follow for our annual clinic to happen. Nothing definite but the conversation has started. Good job! There are hopes that there may be one more clinic in the region but these depend on a lot of things happening. Safety first of course!
It sounds like MLR has some plans and are working on them, possible ski and toboggan clinics, hopefully at least one women's clinic would be stellar!
In all regions, trying for a women's clinic is going to be challenging: snow amounts so far are lacking in some areas, covid restrictions, resorts not wanting any additional activities, etc.
But, check this out:
Women of Patrol- A community to honor and feature the women of patrol. To be featured, tag #womenofpatrol and @womenofpatrol
Also check out the women's program Facebook page and join! Women of the National Ski Patrol (NSP)
Here are some pics of the ESR clinic at Northstar last winter, right as the first snowstorm hits Tahoe. And a great group shot at last season's Women's Summit.
Women's Program In Action
Women's Program Advisor
I've been a member NSP at Heavenly Resort, CA since 1978. I'm a Senior, Tobaggon Instructor, Instructor Trainer and Heavenly Women's Clinic organizer for 19 years. For 5 years I was the Eastern Sierra region transportation adviser, and in 2015 I became the Far West Division Women's Program Supervisor. Starting last year, I have made a huge change in my ski patrol status. I am now alumni and no longer patrol, but I am still division women's program adviser, I am keeping my OET certification active, still help with sled clinics and love empowering women and enabling them to do more and be more. Please contact me with any questions and suggestions you may have, and how I can be of help.