New Hampshire Region Ski Patrol

“The Gold Standard in Mountain Safety and Rescue since 1938”

...Latest News

NH Region Ski Patrol keeps members up to date with important news.  Check out the News page to see it all.  Program specific news can also be found on inside the individual educational services pages.

Region's Educational Courses

Educational courses for all of the NSP disciplines are open for student registrations.  Members looking for Toboggan Enhancement, Senior Program events, Mountain Travel and Rescue, and Avalanche can start by viewing the Calendar.  Event pages specific to each discipline can be found on the PROGRAMS webpage.

Seeking COVID-19 Volunteers

…if the pandemic worsens and the hospitals reach out for EMT’s and OEC Technicians, NH Region is assembling volunteers.  Volunteer by filling out our form.  The data stays with NH Region unless we get called out to help.

NH Region Awards Luncheon

…we invite everybody to join us to celebrate the achivements of NH Ski Patrollers

NH Region ELECTIONS for Region Director and Northern Section Chief

About NH Region Ski Patrol

NH Region Ski Patrol operates the educational infrastructure of National Ski Patrol (NSP) within New Hampshire.  NSP has almost five hundred members in NH made up of both volunteers and professionals spread out over 18 member patrols all around New Hampshire.

About National Ski Patrol

NH Region Ski Patrol operates the educational infrastructure of National Ski Patrol (NSP) within New Hampshire.  NSP has almost five hundred members in NH made up of both volunteers and professionals spread out over 18 member patrols all around New Hampshire.

NEW HAMPSHIRE REGION SKI PATROL  Educational Services

OEC

Outdoor Emergency Care

MTR

Mountain Travel & Rescue

OET

Outdoor Emergency Transportation

AVA

Avalanche Certification

ID

Instructor Development

Women's

Program

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Region Director

Awards Luncheon and the End of the Season

As we all try to struggle with what is going on in the nation and the world these days it should come as no surprise to any of us that we are effectively cancelling the last face-to-face event still on our spring calendar, the Awards Luncheon scheduled for May 3rd @ McIntyre Ski Area. Division wide any events that can be moved from face-to-face meetings to a conference call are being moved and any that can’t be run as conference calls are being cancelled. Hopefully this pandemic will run its course over the next period of time and we will be able to get back to “normal” albeit possibly a slightly different version of normal.

In the meantime enjoy the outdoors in any way you can, hike, bike, walk, or just sit on the porch and relax. Keep social distancing in mind, stay in touch with your family and friends and stay safe.

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Eastern Division NSP COVID-19 Advisory

Eastern Division NSP COVID-19 Advisory

The Eastern Division Board of Directors has been monitoring the evolving situation with respect to COVID-19. The EDBOD has not taken this health concern lightly. The health and safety of all of our members are a priority. We have taken guidance from our Medical Advisor(s) and the information of both the CDC and World Health Organization on recommendations for preparedness and prevention recommendations. We are reminded that as health care providers we are trained in BSI and risk mitigation procedures for infectious diseases.

In considering the upcoming Eastern Division events and our normal Patrol duties, we advise ALL to follow the CDC recommendations for participants in Patrol activities. If you are experiencing respiratory symptoms, fever, etc., you are asked to stay home until symptoms resolve for 24 hours or you are cleared by your doctor to return to public activities (school, work, events). This is considered a priority.

In order for these events to be successful and minimize exposure to all participants, we cannot emphasize enough that we need your help in making decisions on whether or not you pose a risk to others. We trust that each participant will evaluate their own health and make appropriate decisions regarding their attendance.

Participants should be aware that screening and precautions will be taken at the upcoming events including but not limited to temperature screening, removal of those showing symptoms from the large group activities and potentially being sent home.

Should you determine that you should not or cannot participate in one of the upcoming events, please note that refunds will be provided as appropriate.

Please refer to the NSP eblast dated 3/5/2020, and the following links… 

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Region Board

Bob Brown celebrates 60 years of NSP Service

On January 16, 2020, NSP Region Director Carl Chaplin arranged a surprise event to honor Bob Brown with an NSP 60 Year Service Award.

Bob was lured to the restaurant venue under false pretenses of an important NSP meeting he was required to attend. He was there as punctual as always. He was truly surprised! Believe me, it was no easy task to pull any wool over Bob’s eyes to get him to the event but all was well in the end.

An assemblage of past and present NH Region staff members scattered through Bob’s long-tenured service in the NSP were in attendance along with a few other friends. Several individuals talked personally with Bob with fond memories of having worked with Bob in various capacities in the NSP.

The group enjoyed the evening of good food, good conversation and some reminiscent tales of days gone by. Carl Chaplin as NH Region Director presented Bob with an NSP 60 Year Service Award with matching lapel pin. Bob was very . . .

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In Memoriam: Bill Phillips – Ragged Mtn. Ski Patroller

Danbury, NH-William J. Phillips III, 51, of Danbury, NH, died Saturday, December 28, 2019, at his home surrounded by friends and family after an intense battle with cancer.

He was born in Asheville, NC, on May 14, 1968. He grew up in Fairview, PA, and enjoyed several summers of sailboating with his dad, family, and friends on Lake Erie. He graduated from Cathedral Prep School in Erie and then moved out west, working on ski patrols in CO and UT. He married Jennifer McVey, a friend from Erie, and they eventually moved to Montana. After moving to MT, Bill studied land surveying and started a furniture-making business while maintaining his job as a ski patroller. After his divorce, he moved to New Hampshire to be close to family. Bill met his partner, Liz Bolton, while they were both ski patrolling at Ragged Mountain. They purchased a home in Danbury, NH, and have worked at the ski resort together for the last ten years.

Bill was an avid skier from his first experience at Peek n’ Peak in New York State at the age of six. He was an outdoor enthusiast and skiing was his passion. He enjoyed hiking, camping, woodworking, and even became a halfway decent gardener and cook. Bill loved dogs and he always had one by his side. His fun-loving, carefree energy brought people together. He made friends everywhere he went and was loved by all who knew him. He will be greatly missed.

Bill’s father, William J. Phillips, II, died in 1983. He is survived by his mother, Suzanne Phillips, and his sister, Alexandra Phillips, of New London, NH and his partner, Elizabeth Bolton of Danbury, NH; and his aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held at

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