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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

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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