F.I.S. World Cup Races in Are, Sweden


“Why don’t you come over and help us with our F.I.S races, it will be great fun!!!” was what I remember of the conversation in a very noisy bar in Montgenevre, in February 2015, at the end of a very interesting and productive FIPS European meeting over a long weekend. The invite was from Erik […]

Winter at Glenshee 2019


Well what can I say about this season: Frustrating, disappointing, typical or just inevitable with the global weather patterns at the moment. For once I felt all prepared, team chosen, rookies taken on and a training day run. New stretcher, new pads and all tickety boo” and then none of the white stuff! The STV […]

From Guiding to Patrolling to Medicine – Joe’s Story


An Article written by BASP Member Joe Rosenhahn…………… Why does anybody want to become a Ski Patroller? Fun in the snow, skiing and/or snowboarding, stunning mountain panoramas, clean air, teamwork and like-minded people surely make up a big portion of that answer.  On the other hand, there is the unique medical side, the search and […]

The 2016 World Ski Patroller Survey


The World Ski Patroller Survey was started in 2015 to learn more about you, the ski patroller. We were finding it difficult to learn more about ski patrollers around the world, there really isn’t much data about this special breed of human being in the public domain. So, in consultation with national and international ski […]

Serbia February 2017 – by John Holmes


During the FIPS meeting in Passo del Tonale in 2016, Predrag Milosevic, of the Serbian Mountain Rescue Service (GSS), gave an invitation to other ski patrols to visit them in Kopaonik. In February, Gerard Cameron and John Holmes from BASP and Marie Nordgren, Poul Kongstad and four other representatives from SLAO, the Swedish Ski Resorts […]