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COVID-19 Information

The Western Massachusettes Region is following the guidance of the Eastern Division for the response to COVID-19 pandemic. Patrollers are recommended to regularly review the Eastern Division website for information and guidelines regarding our response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

WMRD Election for 2022 Notice

Still interested in being a candidate for the 2022 WMRD election? The resume/biography due date has been extended.

This year is an election year for Western MA patrollers to select a candidate to be our Western Mass Region Director, WMRD for the coming 2023 – 2024 ski seasons.

Qualifications to be a candidate are as follows:

Candidates should send by e-mail their resume/biography to our Western Mass Region’s Election Coordinator, Jim Fessia, by April 1, 2022.

CT/WMR Yound Adult Event

We are pleased to announce a CT/Western Mass Young Adult event that will be held on March 5th at Butternut. We are looking for volunteers to assist with OEC/OET and helpers/patients for the OEC sections for the day. Any Participant/OET or OEC Instructor should complete this form.


  • YAPs and open remarks will begin at 8am
  • OEC Skills and OET Skills in the AM
  • OEC Skills and OET Skills in the PM (if you did OEC in the morning, you will do OET in the afternoon and vice versa)
  • Fun Event (3:30 - 5:30)
  • If the tubing park is open, you will be welcome to tube till 8 pm. If you will be attending, please complete the following form ASAP.

CT/Western Mass YAP Event Sign-up Form

Other regions are welcome...tell your friends!

Posted February 21, 2022

Eastern Division Assistant Treasurer Opening

The Eastern Division of the National Ski Patrol is recruiting for an Assistant to the Treasurer. This is a volunteer position and the candidate should be qualified to assume the role of the Treasurer when needed.

To read more about this position and how to submit your name for the position, click on the PDF button below.


Posted January 18, 2022

2 Women's Clinics Announced

There have been 2 Womens OET clinics announced.

  • Women's Snowsports Clinic at Bousquet on Saturday, January 22nd - NSP Course E035220001
  • Women's Toboggan Clinic at Bousquet on Saturday, February 12th - NSP Sourse E035220002

Improve your Ski/Board & Toboggan skills. Register for the NSP courses today.

Posted January 9, 2022

New Regional Appointments

There have been a few changes to our regional postions and the Contacts page has been updated accordingly. Please welcome our new appointees...

  • OEC Administrator: Peter Alusitz
    After 6 years as the Region's OEC Administrator, Linda Clifford as passed the torch to Peter.
  • Awards Advisor: Deanna Todd
    After 9 years as the Region's Award Advisor, John Sober has stepped down. Deanna will pick up John's duties and will be backed up by Cara Chandler.
  • Awards Co-Advisor: Cara Chandler

Thank you Linda and John for all of your support and service.

Posted November 16, 2022

Local Refreshers

The following refreshers are available across the region. Due to the COVID situation in our area, some of these refreshers are closed to vistors. Contact the refresher IOR if you have any questions regarding a specific refresher. The calendar has been updated with the following refreshers.

Williams College Refresher

  • Sunday, October 24, 2021
  • IOR:
  • NSP Course#:
  • Contact the IOR prior to registering

Butternut Refresher

  • Saturday, October 30, 2021
  • IOR: Pat Garber
  • NSP Course#: E047210003
  • This refresher is open to visitors that are fully vaccinated. Visitors must contact the IOR prior to registration.

Bousquet/Otis Ridge Refresher

  • Saturday, November 6, 2021
  • IOR: Linda Clifford
  • NSP Course#: E035210005
  • This refresher is only open to Bousquet and Otis Ridge patrollers. Contact the IOR for any questions.

Jiminy Peak Refresher

  • Saturday, November 6, 2021
  • IOR: Janine Burt
  • NSP Course#: E145210003
  • This refresher is open to visitors that are fully vaccinated. Contact the IOR for refresher details.

Berkshire East Refresher

  • Sunday, November 21, 2021
  • IOR: Gerry Pollard
  • NSP Course#: E331210005
  • Contact the IOR prior to registration

West Point Refresher

  • Saturday, December 4, 2021
  • IOR: Marisa Love
  • NSP Course#: E296210004
  • This refresher is open to a maximum of 20 visitors that are fully vaccinated. Contact the IOR prior to registration.

Posted September 28, 2022

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