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 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

Cannon Mountain
Exit 34B - Cannon Mountain Tramway
Franconia, NH
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Re-Cert - Toboggan Trainer's Workshop - King Pine

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

King Pine Ski Area
Route 153
Madison, NH
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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

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

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