NH Region Patrollers Banquet ending the 2017 season

I’d like to take just a little time for a wrap up on our 2017 NH Region Patrollers Banquet held at Ragged Mountain Resort on April, 22, 2017.  What a great way to celebrate our organization and the NH patrol members who give of themselves to so many.

We had a good attendance with lots of patrollers and their spouses from many patrols throughout the Region.  There was plenty of time to visit and connect with individuals which some of us may have worked with during the season either through Toboggan clinics or training with OEC or just plain daily patrolling.  Great food was served for our dinner and desert was plentiful and sweet.  Our dinner table centerpieces were lovely donated potted flowers from Pleasant View Gardens.

After I presented my opening remarks and thanked the many individuals who helped make the event another success I snuck in a little surprise for all.  I garnered two brave volunteers to participate in a dance contest wearing a handmade Halloween mask.  Craig Baker and Kevin Donahue were such good sports to participate in the little skit.  I did present them with a joke prize for their efforts.

Our awards were started off with “Years of Service” presentations starting from twenty years and up to thirty five.  Then special recognition was announced for the very long dedicated service of several individuals.

Stefanie Costello – Senior Alpine Patroller

  • Forty Years (40):  Roger Hooper of Mount Sunapee
  • Forty Five Years (45):  Peter Kaufmann of Crotched Mountain
  • Fifty Years (50):  Dale Hardy of McIntyre Ski Area
  • Fifty Five Years (55):  George Ecker of Mount Sunapee

We followed with recognition of Senior Alpine Patroller achievement, this season Stefanie Costello of Pats Peak completed all her electives and modules.  Next the NH Region recognition for outstanding performance were awarded:

Outstanding YAP Alex Rousseau

  • Young Adult Patroller (YAP):  Alex Rousseau of Pats Peak
  • Outstanding Volunteer Alpine Patroller:  Deb Brown of Ragged Mt
  • Outstanding Large Patrol:  Crotched Mountain

Awards for meritorious service were presented to:

  • Meritorious Service Awards were presented to Ted Fitzgerald and Lisa Kling both from Ragged Mountain, for their dedicated service to the NH Region.

    Outstanding Volunteer Deb Brown

  • Blue Merit Stars awarded to Kevin Boulard and Sarah Carlstrom, both from Pats Peak, in recognition for saving the lives of skiers.
  • A Purple Merit Star was awarded to Alex Rousseau of Pat’s Peak for significant aid in the saving of a skier’s life.

There were also two special NSP “Angel Pins” given to Kim Bolton and Tina Fitzgerald, both from Ragged Mountain, for their continued support as non-patrolling members.

After the awards presentations, we had our fun door prize

Outstanding Patrol 2017 Crotched Mountain

drawing with many really cool items. Our selection covered a very large table and provides excitement, laughter and smiles.

Our last segment of the evening was our traditional Quilt Raffle Drawing.  The funds raised through this raffle are used to help augment the costs of providing Region Programs for patrol members.  Carolyn Schwarz, a Mount Sunapee Alumni member, won the quilt.  We raised $ 452.00 this year.  Thank you all for your help.

Meritorious Service Awards

Very last but not least, one individual at each dinner table had a special colored flower tied to their chair and were chosen to take the centerpiece home with them.

Blue Merit Star Kevin Boulard and Sarah Carlstrom (not pictured)

Purple Merit Star Alex Rousseau

I do hope all attendees had a wonderful time with us this year.  I personally thank all of you for your continued support of the NH Region NSP and our dedicated patrol members for their contributions to the skiing public.  See you on the slopes next season!

Patrollers’ Banquet – Saturday April 22, 2017 – Now Open for Registration

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. Download the registration form and mail-in a check…

This is a great opportunity to get together with fellow patrollers and friends from other patrols and share some stories, laughs and camaraderie.

2017 Patrollers’ Banquet QUILT

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.

Finishing off the evening festivities will be the traditional “Quilt Raffle”.  The proceeds from this raffle are donated to the NH Region to augment funding of various programs provided for the dedicated members of NH Region NSP.

Please join us for this fun event and help congratulate and recognize the accomplishments and contributions of your fellow patrollers.

Please download the registration form and mail-in a check…

Lisa Kling, NH Region Banquet Coordinator.

Awards Nominations Deadline 2017

The deadline for submissions for awards nominations is Friday, February 10th, 2017. They can be emailed to me by clicking this Awards Submissions email link. All nominations have to be reviewed by region appointees and submitted to National by midnight March 1st, 2017.

Award “documents and forms” required for making submissions, can be found on the NSP.ORG website under:

Forms and Documents > Awards

I am happy to guide anyone who contacts me regarding the NSP forms. Best wishes in the New Year and I hope you all are enjoying a better ski season this year

Alison Potito
NH Region NSP Awards Advisor

A new ski season is here!

Welcome to the 2016-’17 season. I am looking forward to the snow flying and seeing all of our partrollers on the slopes very soon.

I would like to ask NH patrollers to take some time to review Chapter 12 of the “NSP Policies and Procedures 2016”. This is the “Awards” section. It is found on the NSP website. After you login, go to “Member Resources”. On the right hand side you will find “Governance”. Please select this and scroll to the bottom of the page. You will see the “NSP Policies and Procedures 2016” as a downloadable document. Chapter 12 will explain the type of NSP awards, recognitions, nominations and qualifications. You will find “Awards” documents when you go back to “Member Resources” and select “Forms and Documents”.

Please keep in mind that only “Outstanding First Year Patroller” can be nominated for this season. Any other nominations should be for the previous season(s).

As NH patrollers we work with some amazing people and at some incredible ski areas. The recognition of these is not only impressive, but allows other regions to learn what talent and passion we have in our NH region.

Please contact me with any questions or nominations that you may have. Have a safe and wonderful season.

Alison Potito, <potitoalison@gmail.com>

Welcome Alison Potito

The NH Region Board would like to welcome Alison Potito ar its newest member.  Alison is taking over for Paul Gangi as the NH Region Awards Advisor.  She comes to us from Crotched Montanan where she patrols as a Senior Alpine Patroller.  She has seven years of patrolling and comes highly recommended by Paul.  WELCOME Alison!

Deadline for Outstanding Awards submissions is February 11

Hello All,

Remember that you have only one week left to get me those Outstanding, Merits, EDPAA’s or Patriot Star requests by February 11th.

I will except emailed submissions. email to larpmgsr@comcast.net

This year’s Spring Awards banquet is going to come fast (April 9th) because the region SOM has been moved up. I will need those Outstanding, Merits, EDPAA’s or Patriot Star request in by February 11th.

Last year there were many NH Regional awards given out and even a Divisional and National Outstanding  was given to one of our patrollers for the NH Region.

National Awards

Outstanding Ski Patrol  –  Small Patrol 40 patrollers or less (Alpine and Nordic)

Outstanding Ski Patrol – Large Patrol 41 and greater (Alpine and Nordic)

Outstanding Ski Patroller – Nordic

Outstanding Ski Patroller – Paid

Outstanding Ski Patroller – Auxiliary

Outstanding Ski Patroller – Administrative

Outstanding  Non- OEC Instructor

Outstanding Patrol Representative

Outstanding Ski Patroller – Alpine

Outstanding Student Ski Patroller – Young Adult (age 15-19 )

Outstanding  OEC Instructor

Standard Certificates of Appreciation

Purple, Blue, Yellow, Green, Gold and Silver Stars

Patrollers Cross


NH Regional Only Award

Outstanding First Year Patroller


(Eastern Division Awards)

Eastern Division Patriot Star

The John J. Clair, Jr. Memorial Safety Trophy

Eastern Division Patroller Achievement Award

Our NH Region only award is Outstanding First Year Patroller

No form, just write a letter and send it to me.

For more on awards information download National Policy & Procedures, Section 12 from


Some Eastern Division applications are listed and can be downloaded from here


Paul Gangi

NH NSP Awards Advisor



NH Region Patrollers Banquet

This year our Patroller’s Banquet will be hosted at Ragged Mountain Resort, Danbury NH,  on Saturday April 18, 2015.

Festivities will begin with registration at 5:00 PM, a cocktail hour from 5:30-6:30 offering delicious appetizers and plenty of time to reconnect with old friends and possibly meet some new ones.   Dinner will follow with wonderfully prepared choice of entre’ chicken or beef along with salad, roles and all the freshest vegetables in season and rice pilaf.   Gluten free and vegetarian will be available.  Ragged ‘s chef John Richard will also delight us with a fulfilling desert and coffee.

Presentation of speakers and awards will commence directly after dinner and we will have our free raffle drawing where ANY attending patroller has a chance to win a cool prize from our raffle table.

As in many years past we will have the traditional “QUILT RAFFLE” .  Tickets are sold at the registration table and also one last round between dinner and desert.  The more you buy, the better your chances of winning. ” Good Luck to All.”

Registration will open for this event on March 01, 2015.   Cost for attendance will be $35.00 per person (a $2.00 late fee applies for registration forms that arrive after April 8th; the deadline for registration is April 14th — payment and the form must arrive by mail).  A great bargain for a wonderful evening of camaraderie and  appreciation for what the members of NH NSP do.

This season through my involvement with the S&T program, my section Chief visits and regular duty days at Ragged Mountain I had the opportunity to join and work with so many great people.  I had the opportunity to see close hand the individuals who put forth the time and effort serving the NH NSP and the skiing public.  I personally would love to see you all at our NH Region Banquet this year and have the opportunity to congratulate and thank you all for what you (we) do!  Sign up early and help make this year’s banquet another successful event.

Mark your calendar for April 18,2015 — click the Registration link send in your form!

Lisa Kling
NH Region Banquet Coordinator
NH Region Northern Section Chief

New Hampshire Region Patroller’s Banquet – April 12, 2014

Saturday April 12, 2014
Pat’s Peak Ski Area, Henniker NH  03242

Come and Join us for a night of patroller appreciation and recognition of the dedication, volunteerism and camaraderie of the NSP organization.  Good food, friendly faces, a chance to make new friends and accolades for jobs well done in the spirit of giving.   Please attend and show your continued support for all that the members and their families do through the NH NSP.

2014 Banquet Quilt

2014 Banquet Quilt

5:00  – Welcome Reception Table
5:30  – 6:30 Cocktail Hour
6:45 – Dinner Buffet

  • Awards to Follow
  • Door Prizes
  • Traditional Quilt Raffle

Buffet Menu

Appetizers:   Gourmet Fromage & Fruit Display with Assorted Crackers.
Main Menu:   London Broil – With a red wine and garlic demi-glace glaze, marinated and grilled to perfection;    Chicken Saltimbocca –Grilled chicken breast topped with thinly sliced prosciutto, spinach & mozzarella cheese, served with a white wine and sage sauce; Potatoes Au Gratin, a seasonal vegetable medley, a garden salad and dinner rolls.  Dessert:  An assortment of fresh baked cookies.

Cost:  $34.00 before April 2    or     $36.00 after April 2  and before deadline of April 8.
Registration form and payment must be mailed together to confirm attendance.


Checks should be made payable to  “NH REGION NSP BANQUET.”

Any questions, contact Paul & Lisa Kling Banquet Chairpersons     H 603-783-4423

To attend, click this link and your browser will open a registration form, which you can fill out, print and mail-in with your check.  Thank you for being patient as we worked hard to bring you this event.

NH Region Awards

The NH Region is restructuring its website… we are adding an Awards program pages to include news from the Awards Advisor.

NH Region celebrates patrolling at it annual spring banquet.  The centerpiece of the event is when the Region has an opportunity to recognize the achievements of its members.  NSP has a long tradition dating back to its inception in 1938 for recognizing the dedication and heroism of its members.  Over the decades, New Hampshire Region established a mechanism for evaluating the achievements of its members and passing the most deserving nominations up to the Eastern Division and the National system.

Watch this page for more info from the NH Awards Advisor.