Waterville Patrol Hosts NH National Guard
NH National Guard 172nd Mountain Infantry Division, Chalie Company conducted training exercises in the White Mountain National Forest. The Ski Patrol at Waterville Valley Resort hosted them for joint training in winter mountain medical rescues.
The Patrol Director, Jeff Hayes said, “training alongside the Guard presents a unique opportunity for sharing ideas about outdoor cold weather rescue. It showcases the bond that the National Ski Patrol shares with the military’s mountain divisions, and it became an overwhelmingly positive experience for all involved.”
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NEW HAMPSHIRE REGION ELECTIONS
Every year the New Hampshire Region holds elections. This year Carl Chaplin was re-elected Region Director, and Yarrow Farnsworth was re-elected Northern Section Chief in the Region Election, which was recently held. Voting via email was open from November 30th...
Avalanche Education Opportunities: ESAW – Nov 17-19, 2022
Although the snow's a bit late in coming this year, it's never too early to start building or refreshing avalanche skills for the coming season! The Eastern Snow and Avalanche Workshop (ESAW), brought to us by the Mount Washington Avalanche Center Foundation, takes...
In Memoriam: Brett E Lund – Pat’s Peak Patroller
Brett E Lund of Henniker, New Hampshire | 1967 - 2022 | Obituary Henniker - Brett E. Lund, age 55, of Hall Ave passed away suddenly on September 17, 2022. He was born in Glenwood, MN the son of the late Torbin and Mary (Gruesz) Lund. He received his master’s degree in...
Summer Season Update
Its been a while since an update and a lot has happened in those months.
Let’s start with National rolling out the new Learning Management System (LMS) using this upcoming Cycle C Refresher as its kick off course. Be prepared, this refreshers online portion takes around 4 to 5 hours to complete. You can do it in sections so no need to do it all at once. Additionally this system is used by Instructors to create new course listings so the process for signing up for courses has changed. Stay tuned for more information on that as we are all learning together on this. Keep an eye on our website calendar for upcoming events.
With the growth of lift served downhill Mountain Biking (it’s no longer just the Highlands) there is now a National Bike Advisor. Eastern Division and NH Region (along with many other Regions) are still looking for Bike Advisors. We’ve had several interested parties but are still looking to finalize positions. For those of you interested feel free to contact me with questions. Also, if you haven’t tried it, get out and give it a go, it’s a blast.
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
ESAW 2021 Avalanche Workshop Recap – 2020 Ammonoosuc Ravine Incident Case Study
Holiday greetings from Southern New Hampshire! The weather is finally looking a bit more like winter but the Mount Washington Avalanche Center (MWAC) is still posting a general bulletin. The forecast 3-6" snow will increase avalanche danger through Monday morning....
ESAW 2021 Avalanche Workshop Recap – Beacon Search Strategies
The 2021 ESAW seminar on October 26,27& 28 was a super way to kick off the season! The event was again held virtually, with engaging presentations and panel discussions, raffle prizes and good Q&A through online chat....
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.
First Mt Washington Avalanche Incident of the Season – Be Careful Out There! – Updated Link
Latest info at MWAC site here It's early season but that doesn't mean the "avalanche dragon" is sleeping! This excerpt is from the Mt Washington Avalanche Center forecast for 12/6/21. Link to full MWAC Forecast Discussion here. Thanks to all first responders for...