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Outdoor Emergency Transportation Events

This list of OET Events includes Senior level clinics as well as non-Senior seminars. Clicking on the event title will take you to a detailed description and registration. Space may be limited, knowing who will attend helps hosting mountain management request lift tickets. Registration closes five days prior to the event.

Sr S&T Clinic @ Pat's Peak

A preparatory clinic for those planning to attend the Senior S&T Evaluation at Canon Mountain in March. This clinic will include Senior level skiing, toboggan skills and ski skills required to pass the evaluation.

Price: $0.00

Date: January 13, 2019

Address:
Pat's Peak Ski Area
686 Flanders Road
Henniker, NH
03242
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Toboggan Enhancement @ Crotched Mountain

This course is intended to deliver skill drills of many different types to reach a wide variety of learning disciplines.  We will have several Instructors to fulfill the range of ability levels of participants.  This enables all individuals a chance to learn the latest toboggan handling techniques, to hone their skills and to boost their confidence levels!

 

Price: $0.00

Date: January 20, 2019

Address:
Crotched Mountain
615 Francestown Road
Bennington, NH
03442
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Available Spaces: Unlimited

Sr S&T Clinic @ Ragged Mountain

A preparatory clinic for those planning to attend the Senior S&T Evaluation at Canon Mountain in March. This clinic will include Senior level skiing, toboggan skills and ski skills required to pass the evaluation.

 

Price: $0.00

Date: January 20, 2019

Address:
Ragged Mountain
620 Ragged Mountain Road
Danbury, NH
03230
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Available Spaces: Unlimited

Toboggan Enhancement @ King Pine

This course is intended to deliver skill drills of many different types to reach a wide variety of learning disciplines.  We will have several Instructors to fulfill the range of ability levels of participants.  This enables all individuals a chance to learn the latest toboggan handling techniques, to hone their skills and to boost their confidence levels!

 

Price: $0.00

Date: January 27, 2019

Address:
King Pine Ski Area
Route 153
Madison, NH
03849
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Skiing Enhancment Seminar @ Waterville Valley

New Hampshire Region Ski Patrol is proud to offer this Skier Enhancement Seminar again this season.  Sign up for a day of skiing with fellow patrollers looking to enhance their skiing technique with a PSIA - Education Committee member.

Read the article about previous year's events by following this link to "Waterville Valley Skier Enhancement."   This event sells out every year, because we only open 10 spots to keep the student to instructor ration small.

Please register early -- pre-payment is necessary to help us offset the PSIA instructor fee. Pay by credit card, or print an invoice and mail in a check.

A waiting list will be available if the event fills up.

Price: $30.00

Date: February 3, 2019

Address:
Waterville Valley Resort
1 Ski Area Road
Waterville Valley, NH
03215
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Available Spaces: 7

Toboggan Enhancement @ Black Mountain

This course is intended to deliver skill drills of many different types to reach a wide variety of learning disciplines.  We will have several Instructors to fulfill the range of ability levels of participants.  This enables all individuals a chance to learn the latest toboggan handling techniques, to hone their skills and to boost their confidence levels!

 

Price: $0.00

Date: February 3, 2019

Address:
Black Mountain
373 Black Mountain Road
Jackson, NH
03846
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Sr S&T Clinic @ Pat's Peak at NIGHT

A preparatory clinic for those planning to attend the Senior S&T Evaluation at Canon Mountain in March.

Weather permitting, this clinic will emphasis Senior level TOBOGGAN practice on Hurricane's moguls.  This event intends to give Senior Candidates toboggan mogul practice in advance of the Pre-Test event at Loon Mountain.  These are the closest moguls to Cannon sized test moguls.

 

Price: $0.00

Date: February 15, 2019

Address:
Pat's Peak Ski Area
686 Flanders Road
Henniker, NH
03242
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Sr S&T Pre Test @ Loon

The last clinic before the test is run like the exam to give candidates an opportunity to experience what the following weekend at Canon Mountain will be like.  This event is only open to those who have been training for the exam.  Your Senior Program paperwork must be turned into your Region S&T Administrator to attend.  Registration on this website does not assure a place in this Pre-Test.  Registration will open on February 7th just after the last scheduled Senior S&T event.

This event requires a small fee of $20 to Loon as an administration fee and don't forget that we always collect a small donation for the Loon Ski Patrol.  Fees will be collected at the door upon arrival.

Your IOR will contact you a week before the pre-test to remind you and confirm the fees; this website will not collect any money.

Price: $0.00

Date: February 24, 2019

Address:
Loon Mountain
60 Loon Mountain Rd.
Lincoln, NH
03251
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Sr S&T Exam @ Cannon

Welcome to the one-day Senior OET Evaluation

This registration is for Senior Candidates only

If you have landed on this page, its because you have been training hard with the EMARI and NH Ski and Toboggan Region Staff to prepare for this evaluation.

We meet at the NH Park Service HEADQUARTERS building at 7:45 AM (adjacent to the base of the ZOOMER Charlift).  To find the building, exit at the Tramway Base exit off of I-93 and follow the signs pointing to Park Headquarters.  You must park as the signs direct yo on the south side of the roadway.  Do not park in front of the building.  We gather in the building's conference room just inside the main entry door.

A cash fee is collected at Cannon on the morning of the event; please show up with $35.  This offsets expenses for logistics provides the Cannon Ski Patrol with a donation and pays for your lunch.  To keep the event on schedule, we traditionally serve a buffet spread for lunch which is built into the fee.

The Exam is made up of two components the Skiing portion and the Toboggan Handling portion.  You will need to sign up for course credit for each individually.  Your "Email Receipt" will provide you links to the correct NSP Course Credit numbers.

You have all worked hard -- training during the season.  Register for this event Directly with Don Messier, the NH Region OET Supervisor.

Price: $0.00

Date: March 3, 2019

Address:
Cannon Mountain
Exit 34B - Cannon Mountain Tramway
Franconia, NH
03580
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Re-Cert - Toboggan Trainer's Workshop - Sunapee

Alpine Toboggan Instructors are required to re-certify their Instructor appointment once every three years to stay current with NSP.  The Toboggan Trainer's Workshop (TTW) course was developed to refresh their educational credentials, deliver the latest changes to new OET content and provide a teaching opportunity under the supervision of Instructor Trainers.  Built into the course is an Instructor Development Continuing Education credit which explores Progressive Snippet Lesson Planning -- the mainstay of the OET Instructor's toolbox.

New this season for Toboggan Instructors is the official roll-out of the new OET curriculum based on the Fundamental Five baseline skiing standards.  Learn about integrating the Fundamentals into Patroller Skills and Toboggan Handling.

TTW participants must be full Alpine Toboggan Instructors in good standing.  Contact the OET Region Administrator with questions.  NH Region schedules two TTW's per season, refer to the February calendar for a second opportunity.  If you expired last season, attend this event and get re-instated as an instructor.

Price: $0.00

Date: March 10, 2019

Address:
Mount Sunapee
1398 Route 103
Newbury, NH
03255
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Available Spaces: 10

Toboggan Instructor Trainee "Final Observations" -- Waterville Valley

Alpine Toboggan Instructor (ATI) Candidates (now called Outdoor Emergency Transportation INSTRUCTOR Trainees) who are mentoring during the 2018 ski season are required to attend a teaching event called the "IT Final Observation."  At this event Instructor Trainers (IT) lead the group through the various lesson snippets taught during a typical "Toboggan Enhancement" course.  Each future ATI gets to teach two lessons to satisfy their requirement for appointment as a full NSP Instructor.

The first lesson category begins with Patroller Skills.  The Observing IT's start off with a demonstration of a Six-Pack inspired lesson snippet that lasts about 10 minutes.  This is meant to break the ice and set the level of expectation.  Following the demo, each candidate gets to progressively teach their topic until everyone gets a chance to show their stuff, employing ADAPT and positive immediate feedback techniques.  After lunch, there will be a second progressive string of teaching, related to Toboggan Handling.

Final Observations are always a fun day out on the snow.  The Observing IT's are there to help by guiding the ATI Candidates through the process of teaching and promise that their  final observation will be a fun and nurturing experience as they become full NSP Instructors in "OUTDOOR EMERGENCY TRANSPORTATION."

For anyone who wants to become an Alpine Toboggan Instructor at your local ski patrol, contact the Region's OET (formerly known as S&T) Administrator by following this email link.

Becoming an ATI requires teaching under the direction of a mentoring ATI.  Contacting the Region S&T Administrator will get you a list of available mentors.  It takes an entire ski season of teaching lessons to hone your skills as an ATI.  Final Observation before an NH Region IT is the last step.  As you train under mentors, an important element for all future ATI's is to observe and model the teaching styles of other Region S&T Staff Members.  A great way to discover if you want to become an ATI is to register for one of the Eastern Division "Patroller School" weekend events.  These are two-day get-away's held annually at Sunday River, ME and Killington, VT (check the region's Calendar for both events).

Once you are setup with an assigned Mentor, prepare to travel to ski patrol Toboggan Enhancement events around the Region.  Attending these event will not only expose you to the teaching styles of other ATI's and the necessary lesson material but will also give you an opportunity to teach a few snippets in front of clinic attendee's.

Prerequisite to becoming an ATI Candidate, or a candidate for any of NSP's instructor-ships, is attending the Instructor Development Course.  NH Region now teaches this online year-around.  Watch the Calendar for availability and visit the ID Courses page to sign up for the prerequisite.

The IT Final Observation requires that the ATI Candidate and their Mentors maintain the following two forms as the process of teaching lessons during the season progresses:

  1. NSP Instructor Application
  2. NSP Instructor Mentoring Progress Sign-off Form

Both forms can be found on the Region's Downloads webpage under Instructor Records.

Price: $0.00

Date: March 17, 2019

Address:
Waterville Valley Resort
1 Ski Area Road
Waterville Valley, NH
03215
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Available Spaces: 8

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