International Ski Patrol Day 2024

FEBRUARY 10TH 2024. WHAT IS INTERNATIONAL SKI PATROL DAY? International Ski Patrol Day (ISPD) is an opportunity to celebrate and recognize the extraordinary ski patrollers who keep resorts open, safe and fun for people of all ages and skill levels. First celebrated in February 2022, Helly Hansen will continue...

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New Medical Guideline

International Backboard Tie Down

New Medical Guidelines published by our Medical Special Interest Group Terry Abrams, Medical SIG chair has released the committee’s guideline on “What is a patroller?” An overview of the medical topics ski patrollers should receive training in, to be competent on-snow first responders.

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ICAR ( International Commission of Alpine Rescue) Tobbachio/Dobbach Oct 2023 Dolomites Sud Tirol I was asked by FIPS to represent them at the Dog Commission at ICAR in the beautiful Sud Tirol in October this year. I drove out so that could visit the family in Switzerland either side...

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2024 FIPS Congress Programme Update

This current version of the FIPS World Congress program has just been released. Further changes will occur as we get closer but the program is coming together well with a number specialist speakers currently being confirmed. It will be an exciting Congress. We look forward to seeing you there...

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3rd European Congress Update

FIPS Europe meeting hosted by FISPS in Tonale, Italy from April 14-17, 2023. Participants from US (National Ski Patrol), Romania, Serbia, Italy, Norway, Iceland, and Sweden. Only FISPS was present from Italy. The main topic of the meeting was to produce recommendations on how to approach an injured person...

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XXIV FIPS International Congress Bringing Patrollers Together at the Top of the World   Ski Patrol Sweden Rescue will be our host to the XXIV FIPS Congress in Riksgränsen, Sweden, 300 km north of the polar circle. Above 68° north, Riksgränsen is Sweden's northern most ski resort. Right on...

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Risk Management SIG Update

Risk Management Special Interest Group Chair, Ed Gassman posts some Best Practices guidelines. Our Risk Management SIG is looking for members to join the group and to have some open discussions regarding best practices for risk management. What is Risk Management? Many definitions, often times specific to the particular...

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Safety first of all

SAFETY FIRST OF ALL.  Safety right from the start. The best way to handle trauma, especially on ski runs, is to keep it from happening. Do you agree? Ski resorts do their best to provide their visitors with a safe environment. This is both because they care for them...

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