EMARI and Maine Regions partner annually to organize the event, which attracts more than 80 NSP participants. Patrollers come from all over the division to attend a two-day Patroller School where Toboggan Enhancement and Snowsport Enhancement seminars are offered at all levels. NH Region was asked to help streamline registration using our web-based educational event and e-commerce computer servers.
The goal is to provide customers seeking ski patrol specific training to have a simplified registration page for choosing courses during the two-day event. Follow this link to the Sunday River PATROLLER SCHOOL Registration to see the course offerings. There are toboggan, skiing, and snowboarding events. Instructors looking for final certification and TE Candidates needing an evaluation, come together with Division Staff members and NSP members purchasing personalized ski patrolling educational seminars. It’s like receiving small group lessons on the terrain of Sunday River — choose senior level lessons or intermediate level for those who want an informative stress-free seminar. The Eastern Division Women’s Program also offers women-only events.
Don’t forget the Friday night Pot Luck dinner. Everyone brings a small course of food to the River House lodge at the base and socialize for the evening. During the day, groups dispersed all over the large variety of Sunday River terrain. Its great to have a get-together to finally meet like-minded patrollers coming together for tobogganing and riding…
The Sunday River Patroller School is one of the oldest multi-day continuous training events in the division. It dates back to the late 1980’s with 2018 being the 30th annual occurrence. It transitioned into and. Eastern Division event over the last 15 years as it grew. The Patroller School concepts of events were forged out of the early successes at Sunday River.
Today Eastern Division’s OET staff oversee’s five official Patroller School events:
- Elk Mountain Patroller School in PA — January 20 – 21, 2018
- Sunday River Patroller School in ME — January 26 – 27, 2018
- Killington Patroller School in VT — February 3 – 4, 2018
- McCauley Patroller School in NY — February 10 – 11, 2018
- Jay Peak Patroller School in VT — February 24 – 25, 2018
Use the links above for more information. Eastern Division OET is dedicated to growing Toboggan and Snowsports educational programs around the division and is constantly improving the events at Patroller School. They are more dedicated than ever to make available instructors specializing in Snowboarding, Telemark skiing and Women’s only events. Consider joining your fellow NSP patrollers, pick a weekend and register for a seminar or two. We look forward to meeting you at one of the Patroller Schools.