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Vote in National Elections — Paul Kelly

New Hampshire’s own, Paul Kelly, is running in the NSP National Board Elections!

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Paul Kelly for the National Board

The National Board Election starts today, and the Eastern Division is proud to recommend Paul Kelly for the National Board. Take a minute to get to know Paul today, and then vote for him at today! Thanks!

Posted by Eastern Division of the National Ski Patrol on Monday, October 14, 2019


Paul Kelly just finished a six-year run as the New Hampshire Region Director. After serving the members of New Hampshire and Eastern Division, he has decided to

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Ski season is just around the corner.

It’s Refresher season again which means that the ski season is just around the corner.

This has been a somewhat difficult fall season for a lot of us with the passing of several close friends and prominent figures in the Region and Division. Our hearts and best wishes go out to all those family members and colleagues effected by those losses. Knowing those that have passed, they would want us to dedicate a powder run to them and do what we do best. Enjoy the winter.

All of the programs are gearing up, the event calendars are filling up, and our dedicated OEC Instructors are preparing for the Refreshers that are all scheduled in the next month or so. Mountains are getting their winter season planning in order and we will all soon be watching the forecast hoping for a early boost from Mother Nature to get us started. I’d like to take a minute to send out a special thanks to all of you that contribute to the fall process. It takes a lot of preparation to get things moving and for some its a year round effort. OEC classes start early and take a lot of time and effort. Program planning sessions usually start in June or July and continue throughout the season. At best you may get a month or so where the emails are less than normal. So Thanks !!

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Abenaki Ski Swap

Its refresher season! The excitement of snow is in the air. Many of us are beginning to plan for the winter.

If you are looking for making a change in your gear, perhaps you want a more updated set of skis? Or you have decent skis and boots in the closet that would still help a different skier? Consider attending the ABENAKI SKI AND SKATE SALE in Wolfeboro, NH.

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Eastern Snow and Avalanche Workshop — Fryeburg ME

The annual Eastern Snow and Avalanche Workshop in Fryeburg Maine has been scheduled and posted.  Follow the link to ESAW.ORG, buy your tickets, and join New Hampshire's avalanche professionals for a one-day snow sciences seminar. The "White Mountain Avalanche...

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In Memoriam: William “Bill” Clark – NH Ski Patroller

William “Bill” Taylor Clark, 84 died peacefully August 31, 2019, at Monadnock Community Hospital after a long illness.

He was born in Tarentum, Pennsylvania on January 04, 1935 the son of the late Ira Clark and Iva (Taylor) Clark. Bill graduated from Riviera College and also served in the US Air Force and Air Force Reserve than Bill worked for the Federal Aviation Administration for 30 years as an Air Traffic Controller. He started at BOS Logan International Airport and then opened the Nashua Enroute Control Center and implemented Manchester Approach control in NH. After retirement, Bill worked at Keene Airport.

He was an avid skier and a member of the National Ski Patrol achieving the position of Regional Director for NH NSP and attaining his National Appointment #5928. He enjoyed hiking, golf, archery, and especially his pipe. Bill volunteered for Special Olympics for 20 plus years at local and International Games. Bill was a member

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In Memoriam: Gregor Trinkaus-Randall — Crotched Mtn. Patroller

In Memory of Gregor Trinkaus-Randall of Stow, August 16, 2019

Gregor is survived by his wife Vickery, his children Jennifer and Christopher, his brother Erik Trinkaus and his sister Tanya Glass. Gregor enjoyed over 30 years of camping with family on the Maine coast where he taught his children and nieces and nephew to bike. He also enjoyed many years with family at Woods Hole. In the past two years, Gregor did not let cancer hold him back from doing so much of what he loved; biking, skiing, and Scottish dancing. Gregor was at peace at the Care Dimensions Hospice in Lincoln, MA during his last few days. His last week included many visits from family, dear friends, and the family dogs.

Gregor worked at the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners’ as their Preservation Specialist until he retired in the spring of 2018. A Distinguished Fellow of the Society of American Archivists, Gregor served as President of SAA and the New England Archivists. He is perhaps best known for his work in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery for cultural heritage collections and institutions ensuring that they are well-represented in federal, state, and local emergency planning.

Gregor was a ski patroller for over 50 years and loved to share and pass along his knowledge to new patrollers. He shared this passion for skiing with his family. Gregor was both a teacher and a writer of dances for Scottish country dancing, one of his

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In Memoriam: Stub Taylor — Sugarloaf Ski Patroller

Robert Edmonds “Stub” Taylor died peacefully Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019 at the age of 85 with his family present.

He was born July 4, 1934 to Timothy and Verna Taylor and was raised and attended the schools in Kingfield. He was very athletic and played all sports.

He is survived by his significant other for 30 years, Carol McLaughlin, five children and their spouses; MaryAnne and Randy Goodwin, David and Patrice Taylor, Christopher and Holly Taylor, Catherine and Scott Fast, and Jill and William Harrison. He had 14 Grandchildren, Adrian Heatley, James Goodwin, Cody and Caleb Taylor, Lillian and Avery Taylor, Ella, Abraham, Phoebe, Solomon, and Teresa-Eden Fast, Taylor, Grace, and Brinley Harrison. He had five great grandchildren; Braylon and Olivia Heatley, and Berlynn, Brady, and Beauden Blake.

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SAM Magazine Features One of Our Own — Elizabeth Bois, Pat’s Peak

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SAM, which stands for Ski Area Management, a snowsports industry magazine and industry organization features ten young ski industry resort employees that are making a difference at the area. The article is known as “10 Under 30” runs annually in SAM’s publication. This year New Hampshire Patroller Elizabeth Bois was selected and featured as one of the 2019 ten young managers making a difference.

Click the link to read “10 Under 30” and find Elizabeths’s picture to read the Interview SAM writer Katie Brinton published in the July issue.

Elizabeth Bois is the Assistant Patrol Director at Pat’s Peak and holds a New Hampshire Region Instructor-Trainer position on the Region’s OEC Staff. She has been a joy to work with when we have Region educational events at Pat’s. The article is a good read, click any one of the links and find out about New Hampshire’s Patroller, 10 Under 30 . . .

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2019 Central and Southern Section Chief Elections

Southern Section patrol and Central Section patrols will be voting at their refreshers for Section Chiefs. Lisa Kling is running for election as Southern Section Chief and Deb Brown is running for re-election for Central Section Chief. Orest Ohar will continue in his...

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ID Course for those interested in teaching OEC

OEC Course season officially begins every year in New Hampshire at the end of August.  To prepare future OEC Instructors, the Region ID Staff offers a traditional classroom-based course.  Check your calendar and visit the Region's Calendar to set aside Saturday,...

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