General News

General news about the ski industry, NSP, Eastern Division, and NH Region.

In Memoriam: Martha Larson, Ski Patroller

Martha Ellen Larson, 59, died unexpectedly on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at UMass Memorial Hospital, Worcester. She was born in Worcester, a daughter of the late Russell P. and Charlotte A. (Field) Larson. Martha was raised in the Quinsigamond Village area of … Continue reading

Posted in General News, In Memoriam | Leave a comment


In Memoriam: John Knieriem, Ski Patroller

John Knieriem, RN, 80, died May 2, 2017, at the Elliot Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 25, 1936, in Nyack, NY, the son of Matthew and Ethel (Kelly) Knieriem. After high school, John enlisted in the US … Continue reading

Posted in General News, In Memoriam, Region Director | Leave a comment


NH Region Patrollers Banquet ending the 2017 season

I’d like to take just a little time for a wrap up on our 2017 NH Region Patrollers Banquet held at Ragged Mountain Resort on April, 22, 2017. What a great way to celebrate our organization and the NH patrol members who give of themselves to so many.

We had a good attendance with lots of patrollers and their spouses from many patrols throughout the Region. There was plenty of time to visit and connect with individuals which some of us may have worked with during the season either through Toboggan clinics or training with OEC or just plain daily patrolling. Great food was served for our dinner and desert was plentiful and sweet. Our dinner table centerpieces were lovely donated potted flowers from Pleasant View Gardens.

After I presented my opening remarks and thanked the many individuals who helped make the event another success Continue reading

Posted in Awards, General Events, Region Board Members | Leave a comment


TE Training Yields Better Instructors, “OP-ED”

Ny name is Jake Jacobson, I patrol at King Pine Resort in Madison, NH.  As a Ski and Toboggan “Trainer-Evaluator” for National Ski Patrol, I have found that the program excels at the Toboggan training aspect but has always lagged behind in … Continue reading

Posted in General Events, Ski & Toboggan | Leave a comment


Young Adult Patroller’s take on Bolton Valley in Vermont

Prepared for anything, NH Region Young Adult Patroller’s (YAP) eagerly arrived at Bolton Valley in Richmond, Vermont for the Eastern Division Young Adult Patroller’s Seminar on Friday, March 17. With recent storms providing over 20 inches of new snow, the group spent most of the morning and afternoon on the slopes, running the bull wheels ragged. Dinner in the Athletic Center came after check-in, and the YAP’s made their way to their first meeting focusing on Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC) equipment required for all events, throughout the weekend. Their packed schedule included training, preparations, skill tests, games, and a bit of friendly social gathering with breakfast, lunch, and dinner, woven into the mix. Continue reading

Posted in General Events, Region Director, Young Adult Patroller | Leave a comment


Patrollers’ Banquet – Saturday April 22, 2017 – Now Open for Registration

Uploaded 06-24-2011 229We’re bringing back the NH Region Patrollers Banquet… This year on April 22, 2017 Ragged Mountain Resort in Danbury NH will be hosting our Patrollers Banquet.

This is a great opportunity to get together with fellow patrollers and friends from other patrols and share some stories, laughs and camaraderie.

Cocktail hour is the perfect Continue reading

Posted in Awards, General Events, General News, Region Board Members | Comments Off on Patrollers’ Banquet – Saturday April 22, 2017 – Now Open for Registration


Senior OEC is looking for HELP:  The program is preparing for the 2017 Senior OEC Emergency Medical Management EXAM on Sunday March 12th at Pat’s Peak.  The test is a logistical orchestration of volunteers that gather once per year to setup three Senior level OEC Stations.  We are asking for VOLUNTEERS who can act as patients and for SENIOR level patrollers to act as qualified patroller helpers. The event starts early in the morning and should be over by 1:00 PM for the volunteers. If you can help, please email the Senior OEC Program Advisor at this link…

Posted in General Events, Senior OEC | Comments Off on Senior OEC looking for HELP


OEC course coming this fall (2017)

The NH Region will be running an OEC course starting in August of 2017. The course will be run at McIntyre Ski Area and open to anyone interested. This is the baseline level of first aid needed to become a member of … Continue reading

Posted in General Events, Outdoor Emergency Care | Comments Off on OEC course coming this fall (2017)


OEC to EMT Transition Course

Early in the summer of 2015, after requests from numerous OEC Techs and ski patrol directors, we designed a course to take the OEC Tech to the EMT level.  With the help and support of OEC Instructors we performed a “Gap Analysis” … Continue reading

Posted in General News, Outdoor Emergency Care | Comments Off on OEC to EMT Transition Course