News and Information
Jiminy Peak Wins WMR Patrol CompetitionPosted March 7, 2014
WMR Director Joel Sevick presents the trophy to the team from Jiminy Peak, which won the annual Frank Munn Memorial Ski Patrol Competition last Sunday at Ski Butternut. Jiminy's patrol retains the trophy from last year’s competition and will host the event next year.
Successful OEC ChallengersPosted February 28, 2014
Gerry Pollard announces that the Region recently completed an OEC Challenge
exam for 4 new patrollers. Please welcome to the Region Raymond Ferrin and
Lucas Perry who will be joining Bousqet’s patrol, B.J. Calvi who will be
joining the Blandford patrol and Tim Linville from outside our region who
will be joining the Catamount patrol. The candidates were all well prepared
by their respective areas and will be welcome additions to their patrols.
Patrollers Advance to Senior StatusPosted February 25, 2014
Three patrollers passed the Senior S&T evaluation: Scott Elkins and Harald Green from Berkshire East, and Ryan Housman from Jiminy Peak. Both Scott Elkins and Ryan Housman are now Alpine Seniors having completed both OEC and S&T. Congratulations from the Western Massachusetts Region! The Western Massachusetts Region extends special thanks to Berkshire East as host and to Bruce Lorenzen, Scott Wilson and Travis Kline as evavuators.
Patrollers Succeed at Senior OECPosted February 17, 2014
The Western Massachusetts Region congratulates patrollers who successfully passed the Senior OEC evaluation on Sunday at Otis Ridge. These are Cy Goulet and Leo Robillard from Otis Ridge, Eric Larson and Alan Hilz from Jiminy Peak, and Scott Elkins and Luke Henrici from Berkshire East. A special thanks goes out to Bill Welch for running the successful OEC Senior Program.
Latest Trail Sweep is now OnlinePosted January 25, 2014
Eastern Division’s Winter 2014 issue of Trail Sweep can now be downloaded. Inside you’ll find the Division Director’s and Treasurer’s Reports and informative articles about the Alumni, Senior, S&T/OET, AMN, Certified, MTR, Awards, and Young Adult programs. Look at the interesting account of the Eastern Snow and Avalanche Workshop.Download Trail Sweep here. (1.4 MB PDF)
Notchview Nordic Receives National RecognitionRe-posted January 27, 2014
The patrol serves Notchview, a property of the Trustees of Reservations. Notchview Nordic has a thriving Young Adult Program and covers youth cross-country ski races. There's more information in the Berkshire Eagle.
Ed McNamara elected National ChairPosted January 11, 2014
Yesterday Ed was elected the Chair of the National Ski Patrol Board of Directors. He has been a patroller for over 33 years, Wachusett Mountain Patrol Representative, NSP OEC Program National Director, and member of the NSP board. Read the NSP Announcement. Congratulations, Ed, and thanks for your service and leadership.
Comments Invited for Lost Skier WorksheetPosted January 2, 2014
Matt Speier of the Bolton Valley Ski Patrol (Vermont) has called attention to
an information form being developed for the Vermont Department of Public Safety,
the "Lost Skier Worksheet", specifically tailored for use by Ski Patrols. Please send
comments and feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download Lost Skier Worksheet (PDF).
National Ski Patrol Appoints Executive DirectorPosted December 20, 2013
The National Ski Patrol announced that John McMahon has been appointed the organization’s new Executive Director, effective Jan. 2, 2014. McMahon brings 20-plus years of experience in the ski and tourism industries to the NSP.
Read the Press Release (PDF).
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