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.

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

Women's

Program

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Region Director

Let the fun begin 😉

Hope everyone had a happy and healthy holiday.

A few of our mountains are open (more will soon) and from what i hear the snow conditions are better than expected. We still have a ways to go temperature wise before we can get serious about higher trail counts and deeper snow depths. That said the man made trails we have are a good start. Now all we need is some help from Mother Nature by way of some natural snow, and consistently colder temps.

The elections for the National Board have closed and the four who will join the board are: Myron Allen, Kristi Ball, Rick Boyce, Julie Stone. Julie was re-elected to her post on the Board. Additionally there was a ballot question as to Mt Host / Bike Hosts member standing. The vote was to maintain the status of Associate member, thus keeping the OEC level as the base level for “Traditional” members.

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It’s that time of year again !!

It’s Refresher season !!

Ok, so its warmer than it should be for the end of October, and most of us haven’t had our first frost yet, but its still going to be a great season…

 At the end of last season I commented on how that was the strangest season to date with all the COVID issues and protocols, reservation systems, chairlifts and lodge occupancy restrictions, etc. While we are not out of the covid woods yet, this season is starting off slightly better. We are pretty much done with the chairlift and lodge restrictions. Most of the resorts have gotten away from the reservation systems, and in most places we don’t need to boot up in the car. We still will have to wear masks in many indoor locations, but as far as I can see not outside and in lift lines.

Remember that there are several emails around for the NBOD voting, the CISM surveys, and our own local Region Elections. Stay tuned for more on that –

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Region Board

Followup on April 2019 Mt Washington Avalanche Incident

This post links to an NHPR podcast on the April 2019 avalanche incident involving Nicholas Benedix. Some great food for thought based on radio calls with Mt Washington snow rangers and reflections over the past two years. Much to apply to our patrol experience. NHPR...

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In Memoriam: Robert A. Weber – Balsams Wilderness Patroller

Rober A. Weber was the long-time Patrol Director at Balsams Wilderness Resort in Dixville Notch, NH

LACONIA – Robert Alan Weber of Laconia, N.H, and formerly of Colebrook, passed away peacefully at the age of 65 on Tuesday, February 8, 2022, after a long-fought battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, a rare brain disease, and form of Parkinson’s Disease. He was surrounded by his loving wife, Sylvie, and daughter, Allison.

He was born on May 20, 1956, in Cheektowaga, N.Y., to Howard C. Weber and Suzanne (Hoffman) Weber. Bob graduated from Maryvale High School and Buffalo State College majoring in history and education.

In the summer of 1979, with the help of his brother Howie, Bob moved to Dixville Notch, N.H. and began working at The Balsams Grand Resort as the waterfront director. It is there that he met the love of his life, Sylvie (Jolin) Weber. They met in July, got engaged

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Avalanche Near-miss in the Adirondacks

Greetings all, The last few storms have deepened the snowpack (for some of us!) but the wild swings in temperature led to some instability.  The snowpack is never happy with rapid change. Last Saturday, two skiers on Wright Peak in the Adirondacks had a very close...

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