New Hampshire Region Ski Patrol

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

Patroller STRESS Management

“Seeking help is not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength”

As Eric Snyder explains to the patrollers at Bear Creek Ski Patrol in Pennsylvania.  Eric is a full-time paid patroller at Bear Creek, an OEC Instructor, and an active Instructor and Evaluator in the Pennsylvania State EMT System.  He is also an active member of the Eastern Division PSA Team.

PSA stands for “Patroller Stress-Awareness” Team.  The team is charged with publicizing the importance of job-related stress among Ski patrollers, to let our membership know . . .

...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.

NH Region ELECTIONS for Region Director and Northern Section Chief

Take a moment to familiarized yourself with the candidates running during autumn refresher season 2022. This election will be handled via an email sent to all patrolers with a link to an online voting site.

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.



Outdoor Emergency Care


Mountain Travel & Rescue


Outdoor Emergency Transportation


Avalanche Certification


Instructor Development



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Region Director

The last few weekends of the 2022-23 season

What an amazing March we’ve had….

Most of the season we were fighting the weather and the temps to get the snow we needed to have good conditions, and then in rolled March and dumped a ton of snow on most of us. Not sure about your area, but we’ve enjoyed better conditions this March than the entire rest of the season. Oh well, better late than never.

As we enter April the season is winding down and some mountains are closing with skiable terrain still available. Looks like the uphill crowd will have at least a few days left to play in the mountains.

Summer season will be here shortly with all of its outdoor activities. Downhill mountain biking, kayaking, swimming, hiking, adventure parks, etc. Enjoy your time outside, stay in shape, and keep an eye out for periodic updates on the latest news from National and the Region.

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Summer Season Update

Hi All

Its been a while since an update and a lot has happened in those months.

Let’s start with National rolling out the new Learning Management System (LMS) using this upcoming Cycle C Refresher as its kick off course. Be prepared, this refreshers online portion takes around 4 to 5 hours to complete. You can do it in sections so no need to do it all at once. Additionally this system is used by Instructors to create new course listings so the process for signing up for courses has changed. Stay tuned for more information on that as we are all learning together on this. Keep an eye on our website calendar for upcoming events.

With the growth of lift served downhill Mountain Biking (it’s no longer just the Highlands) there is now a National Bike Advisor. Eastern Division and NH Region (along with many other Regions) are still looking for Bike Advisors. We’ve had several interested parties but are still looking to finalize positions. For those of you interested feel free to contact me with questions. Also, if you haven’t tried it, get out and give it a go, it’s a blast.

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Region Board

Waterville Patrol Hosts NH National Guard

NH National Guard 172nd Mountain Infantry Division, Chalie Company conducted training exercises in the White Mountain National Forest.  The Ski Patrol at Waterville Valley Resort hosted them for joint training in winter mountain medical rescues.

The Patrol Director, Jeff Hayes said, “training alongside the Guard presents a unique opportunity for sharing ideas about outdoor cold weather rescue. It showcases the bond that the National Ski Patrol shares with the military’s mountain divisions, and it became an overwhelmingly positive experience for all involved.”

Check out this breif video…

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Avalanche Course Schedule Set for Eastern Division

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving holiday (perhaps with some of the first turns of the season?) and that many of you were able to participate in the excellent ESAW program last week. Dates are now set for the three Avalanche Level 1 for Rescuers courses offered...

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In Memoriam: Brett E Lund – Pat’s Peak Patroller

Brett E Lund of Henniker, New Hampshire | 1967 - 2022 | Obituary Henniker - Brett E. Lund, age 55, of Hall Ave passed away suddenly on September 17, 2022. He was born in Glenwood, MN the son of the late Torbin and Mary (Gruesz) Lund. He received his master’s degree in...

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