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Recent Awards

On Saturday, March 24th, the following Butternut Patrollers received awards...

Ron Clark Hall of Fame

Posted March 27, 2018

WMRD Elections

WMRD Election Announcement

Will we have choices this Fall?

Will you be one of them?

Please read this announcement from our Election Coordinator Jim Fessia

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Posted February 23, 2018

Senior OEC-MSP Update

On February 04, 2018 the WMASS region held its Senior OEC-MSP evaluation. The candidates invested a great deal of time and effort into the clinics, along with self-study and practice. The following candidates successfully completed this year’s evaluation; please join us in congratulating:

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Posted February 7, 2018

Womens Ski Enhancement Seminar

A very successful Women's Ski Enhancement Seminar was held at Butternut on January 28. The region was represented by members from Butternut, Bousquet, Mount Greylock, Jiminy Peak, and Eaglebrook. A special thank you to our PSIA 3 instructor, Lynn McCann from Butternut, who made the day special for all involved. Everyone came away with skills to work on specially tailored to their ability and level. If you didn't attend, you missed something special!

We have a Women's Toboggan Enhancement Seminar scheduled for Sunday, March 11 at Catamount. If you are interested please contact Nicky Enhorning-Picton. Looking forward to another great event!

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Posted February 5, 2018

Instructor Development

New Instructor Development face to face e-course is on NSP Web site. It will be held Sunday March 11, 2018 (first day of Day light savings) at Ski Butternut starting at 10 am.

interested patrollers should contact, Jim Miller for all the specifics for the course.

Posted January 28, 2018

Women's TES Clinic Changed

The Women's TES Clinic has been moved from March 3rd to March 11th. Contact Nicky Picton for more information.

Posted January 10, 2018

Clinics Cancelled for January 6th

As we are bracing against mother nature as she (finally) hits us with a good old fashoned New England Snow Strom, it has been decided to cancel the clinics scheduled for January 6th at Jiminy Peak.

Posted January 4, 2018

Womens MTR Clinic

There will be a womens Mountain Travel and Rescue clinic at Ragged Mountain Ski Resort (NH) on January 28th. Sounds pretty cool for the ladies...

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Posted January 3, 2018

MTR Challenge

Mountain Travel and Rescue Challenge at Gore Mountain to test your skills. Check it out!

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Posted December 19, 2017

Meet the Members of the NSP - Season 2

Mark Clem has been busy this year with 5 episodes already published. We have added a link to the Home memu on the left for 'Meet the Members. Be sure to check in often and follow Mark as he interviews patrollers around the country.

Posted December 15, 2017

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Intro to Senior - Venue Changed

Due to the late start for Butternut, the location of the Intro to Senior clinic has been changed to Jiminy.

Meet in the Clark Room, which is located on the 2nd floor of the Country Inn

General Overview:

Posted December 13, 2017

Meet the Members of the NSP - Season 2

Mark Clem is at it again. This time he has a sit down with our new Executive Director, Meegan Moszynski

Posted December 8, 2017

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Instructor Development Course Offering

Jim Miller will be holding the 'face-to-face' portion of the Instructor Development Hybrid course at Butternut on January 21st. Anyone interested in this course needs to contact Jim (james.miller228@gmail.com) for information.

Posted December 6, 2017

Meet the Members of the NSP - Season 2

Follow Mark Clem in his 2nd season of Meet the Members of the National Ski Patrol as he treks to ski areas around the U.S. and interviews members of the National Ski Patrol.

Posted December 5, 2017

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Women's Clinics for 2018

Make new friends, catch up with old friends - all this whilst exploring new terrain at different ski areas.

Come, join us for some brilliant times on the slopes as we work on fine tuning our ski and toboggan skills.

This year we are offering 2 dates; January 28th at Bousquet for the Ski Enhancement Clinic, and March 3rd at Catamount for the Toboggan Enhancement Clinic.

Contact Nicky Picton for more information

Posted November 29, 2017

Introduction to Senior

Interested in becoming a Senior? You gotta read this!

Posted November 10, 2017

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Rick McClave - Lifetime Membership

Rick McClave received his Lifetime Membership for 50 Years for Service during the OEC Refresher held at Jiminy Peak. Congratulation Rick!

Posted November 5, 2017

Butternut Refresher Awards

Several awards were presented at the end of the Butternut refresher this year. Regional Director's Award, Distinguished Service, Leadership Commendation and more...

Posted October 31, 2017

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2018 OET Schedule

OET Schedule has been published.

Posted October 17, 2017

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WMR Refreshers

Looking for a refresher around the Western Mass Region?

Posted October 3, 2017

Mountain Travel Rescue

Another great training opportunity is available. Mountain Travel and Rescue (MTR) Level 1 course is an elective course for NSP patrollers that have an interest in becoming familiar in backcountry travel and rescue procedures.

Posted October 3, 2017

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MTR 1 on Mt Greylock

Fall foliage should make this a beautiful time to go for a walk in the woods and take in some of the majestic views from places that the general public does not know how to access. We will spend two nights outside. First night will be spent near our vehicles and the second night will be up on the hill. We will avoid spending time indoors, nature will provide us with our learning space.

You will have a knowledge check to complete before the class – don’t panic it is not difficult.

You will need to show that you have completed ICS 100, 700 – this is an on line program.

We will provide you with an equipment list – if you do not have a critical item, don’t fret.

This class will adapt to the needs of the participants while remaining within the scope of the program.

As of right now we have more women coming than men – so if you are a women who wants to come out and play in the woods – join us! Class size will be limited based student instructor ratio - sign up early.

NSP Class Number: E146170004

Posted September 18, 2017

Snow & Avalanche Workshop

Annual Eastern Snow & Avalanche Workshop ("ESAW") registered as a concurrent NSP course #E214170001 as continuing education for avalanche instructors. (NSP course # for non-instructors pending.) Additional info available at ESAW.org with registration (and payment) either on-site or pending on-line.

Contact Jonathan Shefftz by email or phone (413-658-5549) for more information.

Posted September 18, 2017

Snow & Avalanche Workshop

Annual Eastern Snow & Avalanche Workshop ("ESAW") registered as a concurrent NSP course #E214170001 as continuing education for avalanche instructors. (NSP course # for non-instructors pending.) Additional info available at ESAW.org with registration (and payment) either on-site or pending on-line.

Contact Jonathan Shefftz by email or phone (413-658-5549) for more information.

Posted September 18, 2017

Spring/Summer OEC Course Completed

The Western Mass Region spring/summer OEC course was a smashing success. Janine Burt coordinated the course and it was held at Jiminy Peak. The final, practical exam was held on Saturday, August 26th, with all candidates passing. Thank you to all of those who assisted as instructors, evaluators, scenario “helpers” & “patients” to support the course.

A fall course has been scheduled to start at Jiminy on September 13th. This course is not exclusive to those wanting to patrol at Jiminy. If you are interested in signing up, please contact Janine Burt for more information

Posted September 6, 2017

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OEC Refresher Info

It is that time again, time to start preparing for ski season. Our Region OEC Administration, Linda Clifford, has put together this important information regarding this year's refresher...

Posted August 17, 2017

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Advanced Patroller School

There will be an Advanced Patroller School offered at Holiday Valley (WNY Region), Ellicotville, NY, from September 29th to October 1st. This school is open to ALL patrollers from ALL regions.

Posted August 16, 2017

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Summer Edition

The latest edition of the Trail Sweep newsletter has been posted. This issue includes; A Legend Leaves Us, Recapping the Year, Social Media, Calling All Certi eds, and Awards Galore.

Posted July 25, 2017

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Meegan Moszynski, Executive Director

Please join me in welcoming Meegan Moszynski, whom will join the NSP as the Executive Director on July 17, 2017...

Posted June 30, 2017

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Western Mass Represented at Inferno Race

The Western Mass Region was well represented at the 18th Annual Inferno Race held at Pinkham Notch in New Hampshire. Patrollers Josh Schumacher, Steve Sauve, Chris Busch, and Don Schumacher braved the elements to support the event. The ski race course ran down the Sherburne Ski Trail to the base at Pinkham Notch. Winds were gusting to 80 mph in the bowl! Great day, no injuries.

Posted April 18, 2017

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