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|Welcome to the Wisp Ski Patrol|
Wisp Ski Patrol is a part of the National Ski Patrol System, a member-driven non-profit organization that values service, camaraderie, Leadership, and integrity. Our local patrol supports and participates in the outdoor recreation community by providing emergency care, rescue, and education services.
As a patrol, we have been safeguarding winter sports enthusiasts on the slopes at Wisp for more than 50 years. Our organization has grown from an initial membership of 5 to its current enrollment of 87 patrollers, both volunteers and paid.
Cooperation is essential to our success. All members of the patrol work closely together, creating a strong esprit de corps enveloping our commitment to the skiing and boarding public we serve. Many of our patrollers have over 10 years of service, and there are several multi-generation patrolling families.
We were named the Outstanding Alpine Ski Patrol for the Eastern Division of the National Ski Patrol System in 1996 and we continue to strive for excellence in our service to the skiing and boarding public.
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In Memorium -
In the last month, the Wisp Ski Patrol was saddened by the loss of two of our alumni members, Gary Black, Jr., who was a member from 1969 through 1984 and Jack Neal, who was a member from the mid-80s to the mid-90s. Both of these gentlemen were well-respected among our members.
On March 19th, with great sadness, we lost yet another friend. Ken Schweinsburg, who was a member of the Hidden Valley Ski Patrol and the Western Appalachian Region Outdoor Emergency Care Advisor, lost his battle with a brief illness. It is only fitting that we share this message from his very close, good friend and colleague:
"With Sadness, Through our time on earth we meet people who bless our lives with joy, laughter, compassion and understanding. If we are very fortunate, "friendship." Ken was that person to all of us. We knew this time would come to pass but knowing it and living it hascome and gone too fast. Goodbyes are hard to say and they hurt very much, but he is not gone and will remain in our minds, in our hearts and in all the lives he has touched. Rest in peace my dear friend. Rest in peace. Bob"
Please keep the families of Gary Black, Jr., Jack Neal and Ken Schweinsburg in your thoughts and prayers.