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
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.
There’s no sleeping-in on this trip. After an early breakfast on Saturday, all registered participants separate into four groups Continue reading
We’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 venue to do some networking with some of our Region officers, program advisors and Instructors and get in the loop of information for next season. It is also a good chance to embellish comical incidents of unique happenings you may have been part of.
Delicious food will be served for dinner and desert. We’ll have a door prize raffle with cool items for choosing. This always adds fun to the evening.
NSP Awards will be presented in recognition of Patrollers’ and Patrols’ contributions to the NSP organization. Continue reading
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…
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
What a marvelous day we had at King Pine in Madison NH on Sunday January 29th 2017! The weather was PERFECT, sun, clouds, warm temps and no wind. Jake Jacobsen and I, as Region TE’s, were Lead Instructors for two groups participating … Continue reading
New Hampshire Region and Eastern Division NSP has opened registration for students looking for Level 1 Avalanche Rescuer certification. Every year the two organization team up to take 18 students up to Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines for the three day intensive Avalanche Level 1 Rescuer course. The lead instructor, Eric Zaharee, a longtime member of the Mt. Washington Volunteer Ski Patrol, is joined by the Eastern Division Avalanche staff and given the mission to promote save travel over hazardous snow covered mountain terrain. This course is meant for the general skiing public who frequent back country skiing terrain found around the White Mountains. NSP members are offered a discount for attending. The course runs from March 17th through the 19th, details can be found on the Calendar, or follow this link to: Mt. Washington Avalanche Level 1 Course…
The newly hybridized online NSP Instructor Development Course is finally available to students who prefer a self paced/self motivated avenue towards becoming a Instructor. NH Region ID staff is encouraging that all future instructor’s choose this method of learning. More of the didactic learning has been moved to the Knowledge Direct Web and has been hybridized, similar to OEC refreshers. This allows for more one-on-one Instructor interaction focusing on preparing the student for completing the practical exercises. This newly reconstructed online course allows NSP’s future instructors a faster more individualized avenue for moving into the mentor-ship model where the discipline specific training begins. Check out the details here…