Outdoor Emergency Transportation Events

This list of OET Events includes Senior level clinics as well as non-Senior seminars. Clicking on the event title will take you to a detailed description and registration. Space may be limited, knowing who will attend helps hosting mountain management request lift tickets. Registration closes five days prior to the event.

Senior Program Kick-Off Meeting for both S&T and OEC

Attend a Senior Program Kick-Off meeting with Don Messier and Ed Sargent

The National Ski Patrol Senior Program is a national education opportunity that is offered at the region level broken down into two separate components.  If you are interested in becoming a Senior Candidate, please join us in an introductory meeting scheduled for Friday evening form 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the McIntyre Ski Area.

The Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC) Senior component allows candidates opportunities to further develop and enhance skills in the areas of leadership, decision making, and problem management of complex emergency care situations that may be encountered in a ski patrol environment.

The Senior Ski and Toboggan program allows candidates opportunities to further develop and enhance advanced skills in the areas of toboggan handling and skiing, or snowboarding, on the most challenging terrain in the Region.

Successful completion of the Senior S&T component, which is now known as Outdoor Emergency Transportation (OET), requires attending Senior level clinics where Division certified Trainer’s help candidates develop their own self-paced training progression to understand and achieve the Senior skill level.

Attainment of the OEC component requires completion of three phases, training clinics, written exercises and a final on-hill evaluation.  The program is designed to both develop and challenge candidates’ skills in managing complex multiple injury and multiple patient situations that they can expect to encounter as ski patrollers.  Candidates will develop their skills not only as OEC technicians, but also as leaders, problem solvers and emergency scene managers.

Both of these programs are fun, challenging and educational, both will be offering a calendar of more than 10 training opportunities.  These events will be posted on the NH Region’s monthly calendar and will open for registration in December.  Requests for information can be directed to the Program Advisors:

Ed Sargent, Senior Outdoor Emergency Care Advisor
Don Messier, Senior Ski and Toboggan Advisor

If you would like to be on the Senior Program Email List and receive information from Ed Sargent and Don Messier, please fill out the form below:

Price: $0.00

Date: November 17, 2017

McIntyre Ski Area
50 Chalet Way
Manchester, NH
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Available Spaces: Unlimited

Toboggan Trainer's Workshop - Pat's Peak

Alpine Toboggan Instructors are required to re-certify their Instructor appointment once every three years to stay current with NSP.  The Toboggan Trainer's Workshop (TTW) course was developed to refresh their educational credentials, deliver the latest changes to new OET content and provide a teaching opportunity under the supervision of Instructor Trainers.

TTW participants must be full Alpine Toboggan Instructors in good standing.  Contact the Instructor Trainer of record 0rest 0har with questions.  NH Region schedules two TTW's per season, refer to the February calendar for a second opportunity.

Price: $0.00

Date: December 16, 2017

Pat's Peak Ski Area
686 Flanders Road
Henniker, NH
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Available Spaces: Unlimited

Sr S&T Clinic @ Pat's Peak at NIGHT

A preparatory clinic for those planning to attend the Senior S&T Evaluation at Canon Mountain in March.

Weather permitting, this clinic will emphasis Senior level TOBOGGAN practice on Hurricane's moguls.  This event intends to give Senior Candidates toboggan mogul practice in advance of the Pre-Test event at Loon Mountain.  These are the closest moguls to Cannon sized test moguls.

Price: $0.00

Date: February 16, 2018

Pat's Peak Ski Area
686 Flanders Road
Henniker, NH
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Sr S&T Pre Test @ Loon

The last clinic before the test is run like the exam to give candidates an opportunity to experience what the following weekend at Canon Mountain will be like.  This event is only open to those who have been training for the exam.  Your Senior Program paperwork must be turned into your Region S&T Administrator to attend.  Registration on this website does not assure a place in this Pre-Test.  Registration will open on February 7th just after the last scheduled Senior S&T event.

This event requires a small fee of $20 to Loon as an administration fee and don't forget that we always collect a small donation for the Loon Ski Patrol.  Fees will be collected at the door upon arrival.

Your IOR will contact you a week before the pre-test to remind you and confirm the fees; this website will not collect any money.

Price: $0.00

Date: February 25, 2018

Loon Mountain
60 Loon Mountain Rd.
Lincoln, NH
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Sr S&T Exam @ Cannon

Welcome to the one-day Senior OET Evaluation

This registration is for Senior Candidates only

If you have landed on this page, its because you have been training hard with the EMARI and NH Ski and Toboggan Region Staff to prepare for this evaluation.

We meet at the NH Park Service HEADQUARTERS building at 7:45 AM(adjacent to the base of the ZOOMER Charlift).  To find the building, exit at the Tramway Base exit off of I-93 and follow the signs pointing to Park Headquarters.  You must park as the signs direct yo on the south side of the roadway.  Do not park in front of the building.  We gather in the building's conference room just inside the main entry door.

A cash fee is collected at Cannon on the morning of the event; please show up with $35.  This offsets expenses for logistics provides the Cannon Ski Patrol with a donation and pays for your lunch.  To keep the event on schedule, we traditionally serve a buffet spread for lunch which is built into the fee.

The Exam is made up of two components the Skiing portion and the Toboggan Handling portion.  You will need to sign up for course credit for each individually.  Your "Email Receipt" will provide you links to the correct NSP Course Credit numbers.

You have all worked hard -- training during the season.  Register for this event so that we can streamline the morning check-in!  Have you fee ready

Price: $0.00

Date: March 4, 2018

Cannon Mountain
Exit 34B - Cannon Mountain Tramway
Franconia, NH
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Available Spaces: Unlimited

ATI Candidate "Final Observations" -- Ragged Mountain

Alpine Toboggan Instructor (ATI) Candidates who are mentoring during the 2018 ski season are required to attend a teaching event called the "IT Final Observation."  At this event Instructor Trainers (IT) lead the group through the various lesson snippets taught during a typical "Toboggan Enhancement" course.  Each future ATI gets to teach two lessons to satisfy their requirement for appointment as a full NSP Instructor.

The first lesson category begins with Patroller Skills.  The Observing IT's start off with a demonstration of a Six-Pack inspired lesson snippet that lasts about 10 minutes.  This is meant to break the ice and set the level of expectation.  Following the demo, each candidate gets to progressively teach their topic until everyone gets a chance to show their stuff, employing ADAPT and positive immediate feedback techniques.  After lunch, there will be a second progressive string of teaching, related to Toboggan Handling.

Final Observations are always a fun day out on the snow.  The Observing IT's are there to help by guiding the ATI Candidates through the process of teaching and promise that their  final observation will be a fun and nurturing experience as they become full NSP Instructors in "OUTDOOR EMERGENCY TRANSPORTATION."

For anyone who wants to become an Alpine Toboggan Instructor at your local ski patrol, contact the Region's OET (formerly known as S&T) Administrator by following this email link.

Becoming an ATI requires teaching under the direction of a mentoring ATI.  Contacting the Region S&T Administrator will get you a list of available mentors.  It takes an entire ski season of teaching lessons to hone your skills as an ATI.  Final Observation before an NH Region IT is the last step.  As you train under mentors, an important element for all future ATI's is to observe and model the teaching styles of other Region S&T Staff Members.  A great way to discover if you want to become an ATI is to register for one of the Eastern Division "Patroller School" weekend events.  These are two-day get-away's held annually at Sunday River, ME and Killington, VT (check the region's Calendar for both events).

Once you are setup with an assigned Mentor, prepare to travel to ski patrol Toboggan Enhancement events around the Region.  Attending these event will not only expose you to the teaching styles of other ATI's and the necessary lesson material but will also give you an opportunity to teach a few snippets in front of clinic attendee's.

Prerequisite to becoming an ATI Candidate, or a candidate for any of NSP's instructor-ships, is attending the Instructor Development Course.  NH Region now teaches this online year-around.  Watch the Calendar for availability and visit the ID Courses page to sign up for the prerequisite.

The IT Final Observation requires that the ATI Candidate and their Mentors maintain the following two forms as the process of teaching lessons during the season progresses:

  1. NSP Instructor Application
  2. NSP Instructor Mentoring Progress Sign-off Form

Both forms can be found on the Region's Downloads webpage under Instructor Records.

Price: $0.00

Date: March 24, 2018

Ragged Mountain
620 Ragged Mountain Road
Danbury, NH
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Available Spaces: Unlimited

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