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Region Director's Message
On May 28, 2016 (the hottest day of spring thus far), my wife Susan and I trekked up to Tuckerman’s Ravine on Mount Washington to attend the Mount Washington Volunteer Ski Patrol’s (MWVSP) end-of-season activities. It was a beautiful day and, while the parking lot at Pinkham Notch was full, we did not encounter very many skiers/hikers on the trail. A few intrepid skiers headed up into the bowl, but with limited terrain and dangerous icefall, the retreat back down was pretty quick.
Although there was some activity around the Ravine and Mountain, it was a pretty relaxing afternoon leading into what could only be deemed a feast of epic proportions (no nuts and berries here!!). We started the fiesta with some wonderful shrimp cocktail (see where this going??), cheese and vegetable platters, and Continue reading
The following clinics are being offered by the NH Region during the month of February 2016. Detailed information on each of these events can be found by clicking on the Calendar tab above. Don’t miss out…..season is going fast……register today!!!! February 10, … Continue reading
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From the Region Board
We are upon the time for thinking snow and patrol duties… NOW? Where did the summer go? I better get in high gear and hop on the train to the mountains and the slopes. I would like to suggest to all my … Continue reading
Welcome patrollers to the start of another season. As the refreshers wrap up and we all ramp up, rest assured, this season almost certainly will be better than what Mother Nature provided last winter. Many of our mountains will be opening over … Continue reading
Well, I believe Spring has finally arrived. I can tell because the fruit trees are in blossom, two pairs of bluebirds have taken up residence in the nesting boxes near my garden AND!!!! There are masses of BLACK FLIES insistent of dining on my limited blood supply every time I try to start my yard work.
As much as we all love the Spring , Summer and Fall seasons with all they have to offer, let’s keep Winter and the upcoming ski season in our sights.
Through my activities as Northern Section Chief and as an S&T Instructor and Evaluator I have had the opportunity to meet many great individuals and work with them throughout several seasons. One common theme I hear while working with these patrollers is “Wow, I’m beat, my body hurts in places where I never even knew I had muscles.” Continue reading
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