Industry Press Release

NSP statement on death of Wolf Creek Patrol Director Scott Kay


Lakewood, CO (November 24, 2010) — On November 22, 2010, Wolf Creek Ski Patrol Director Scott Kay died in an inbounds avalanche while doing control work to make the mountain safe for the public.

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of Patroller Scott Kay,” said NSP Executive Director Tim White. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to Scott’s family and the Wolf Creek management and patrol.”

The Wolf Creek Ski Patrol is a member of the NSP’s professional division. Kay is the 23rd ski patroller to die in the line of duty since 1958, according to records kept by the NSP.

“We are devastated by the loss of our great friend Scott Kay,” said NSP Professional Division Director Julie Rust. “He was a wonderful and talented man, a devoted father and husband, and completely proud and dedicated to his Wolf Creek family. There is a large hole in our hearts. We will miss you Scott.”

About the National Ski Patrol

The National Ski Patrol is a federally-chartered nonprofit membership association dedicated to serving the public and the mountain recreation industry. For 72 years, the NSP has been at the forefront of safety and emergency care education programs. The association’s 27,000 members represent 98 percent of the nation’s patrollers. For more information, access