New Hampshire Region Ski Patrol

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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.

Toboggan and Senior Training Programs

NH Region dispatches a staff professional training Instructors who offer all-day Toboggan Enhancement Seminars all around the state.  Events can be found at both the Senior level of training as well as a more fundamental level.  A Women’s program specializes in offering Toboggan, ski and snowboard training, for women by women instructors.

Senior OEC Program

The NH Region offers a broad variety of Senior level Outdoor Emergency Care courses for patrollers looking for stepping up to emergency medical management roles within their patrols.  Learn more about the season-long offerings . . .

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

NORDIC

Nordic and Backcountry

...from the

Region Director

Congratulations To All….

The Patrollers of the Eastern Division, including those from New Hampshire, proudly stepped up, voted, and elected the “Slate of Five” National Board Candidates previously discussed on this post, on the Division Website, at your refreshers, and on Facebook, Twitter, etc…..

Congratulations to:

Wendy Aarnio – Southern Vermont Region
Chris Pringle – EMARI Region
Rick Knight – Connecticut Region
Morgan Armstrong – Southern Division
Ken Kramer – Rocky Mountain Division

Now that you have exercised your vote, and elected them to the NSP’s National Board of Directors, let them hear your thoughts.

Thanks for all your effort.

Paul Kelly
New Hampshire Region Director

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Welcome Back…

Hello New Hampshire,

While we are just beginning the 2017/2018 season (and some resorts are still not operating yet), I feel like we are already in mid-season given all of the activity. With a full OEC class, an MTR 1 clinic, an Instructor Development class, refreshers, and several Region meetings, all having been completed, it has been a very active fall. Add to that the National Board election and its associated meetings, discussions and conference calls, and it’s easy to understand how ski patrolling is stretching beyond the typical mid-December to March timeframe.

With regard to the National Board election, regardless of the outcome, there are some much needed “thank you’s” to be given: To the New Hampshire Region Staff for being so supportive and willing to carry out the election messaging; to Patrol Directors for welcoming and allowing Region Staff precious time at refreshers to discuss the election and its issues, and for their encouragement of their Patrollers to exercise their right to vote; and, lastly, to all New Hampshire Region Patrollers, for your willingness to listen to us, the thoughtful questions that you asked, and your desire to do the right thing to protect this organization that we all love. However, As I cautioned the groups that I spoke with this fall, this is not a one-and-done exercise. The commitment that you all demonstrated this year in working to understand the National issues, and especially how they impact you and your Patrol (and they do), will, unfortunately, need to be carried forward. While we will be there carrying the message, we will need you to do the heavy lifting…….continue to ask questions and continue to vote.

I would also like to call your attention to our completely redeveloped website, in case you had not taken notice. The redesign incorporates easier navigation, new information, and a cleaner, more modern design. The site is where you will find our calendar of events, online registration, and contact information. While a number of people had input into the design, Northern Section Chief 0rest 0har is owed the Region’s gratitude for his extensive time and effort in carrying out the technical redevelopment. Check it out!!!

As noted above, several training classes/clinics have already been completed this fall. This, really, is a testament to the knowledgeable and dedicated training staff we are lucky to have here in New

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Region Board

Interview with NSP’s Meegan Moszynski

Mark Clem is an Eastern Division Patroller from Maryland who produces a YouTube TV show called “Meet the Members of the NSP.” He travels all over the division, visiting patrols at a variety of mountains spread across all the Regions that make up or division’s territory. Is interviews seek to uncover the variety of Ski Patrolling that exists across the resorts, from large corporate resorts, down to the smallest family oriented ski hill.

Recently Mark took the show to Lakewood Colorado to interview Meegan Moszynski, the new Executive Directors of the National Ski Patrol. Meegan has only been on the job since the end of summer, and she has hit the ground running. Watch this episode of “Meet the Members of the National Ski Patrol” to meet our newest NSP member . . .

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The Five Fundamentals applied by OET Instructors

As National Ski Patrol (NSP) rewrites many of the curricula for its educational disciplines, Outdoor Emergency Transportation (OET) receives the benefits of this modernization. An advantage for OET has been the transformation that our sister organization in the snowsports industry has lead while rethinking education and coaching techniques for skiers and snowboarders. That organization is the Professional Ski Instructor Association – American Association of Snowboard Instructors (PSIA – AASI) which focuses its efforts on credentialing snowsports instructors and providing them with a unified curriculum for teaching and coaching ski and snowboarding techniques.

PSIA and their snowboarding affiliate organization AASI began their transformations at the start of the decade. By 2014 PSIA-AASI published its newest collection of “Technical Manuals” along with a rewrite of their “Teaching Handbooks.”

NSP has been working together with PSIA for the last two decades with the intent of developing common methods and a common language for teaching patrollers. It continues to benefit from the best

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2017 Eastern Division Annual AMN Event

I attended the annual 2017 AMN refresher in September (17th/18th) at the "Winding Trails Camp" in Farmington CT. This event is typically held in Northfield MA (Cross Country Ski Area) alternating with other regions within the Eastern Division. Due to a conflicting...

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