New Senior Alpine Patroller
PATS PEAK PATROLLER AWARDED SENIOR ALPINE PATROLLER STATUS
Henniker, NH, January 19, 2024 – Pats Peak, New Hampshire’s premier snowsports destination, is proud to announce that Owen Pelletier, Assistant Patrol Director at Pats Peak, recently completed the requirements for full Senior Alpine Patroller.
The Senior programs are designed to give the patroller additional skills in scene management including a skiing and tobogganing module. Additionally, Pelletier had to complete elective requirements including CPR Instructor, OEC/OET Instructor and Instructor Development. The process to become a Senior Alpine Patroller takes place over multiple seasons and requires a time component above and beyond the normal commitment for patrolling.
The goal of the Senior Program is to encourage all patrollers to improve their ski patrol knowledge and skills through a program of continuing education and evaluation. Through the Senior Program, patrollers develop increased ability and confidence with the goal of improving their own personal service to the skiing public. The Senior Program has been designed to provide multiple forums where patrollers can enhance personal skiing/snowboarding, toboggan-handling proficiency, improve their ability to manage OEC related medical trauma, and expand their overall patrolling knowledge and skills. The skills learned promote confidence in dealing with more complicated first aid scenarios involving multiple injuries and patients. In addition, the program prepares patrollers for leadership roles within the National Ski Patrol. For more information on the Senior Program: www.nsp.org.
Over the past several years, 18 Pats Peak Ski Patroller have completed the full Senior Alpine Patroller program and nine patrollers have Half Senior Alpine Patroller status with either the Senior Outdoor Emergency Care or Outdoor Emergency Transportation (ski and toboggan) modules completed.
About Eastern Division New Hampshire Region of the National Ski Patrol:
The Eastern Division New Hampshire Region of the National Ski Patrol consists of 16 ski patrols and nearly 450 patrollers who are dedicated to serving the public and the outdoor industry by providing Emergency Care.
About National Ski Patrol (NSP)
Today, the nonprofit National Ski Patrol still adheres to the creed of “Service and Safety” established more than 70 years ago. As the industry has evolved, so too has the NSP. The emergence of new snowsports like snowboarding, tubing and snow-skating has introduced new equipment and terrain requiring new safety and rescue techniques and emergency care methods to be developed and taught. In addition, greater access to the backcountry has brought new training and regimens for NSP members as well.
As the leading authority of on-mountain safety, the NSP is dedicated to serving the public and outdoor recreation industry by providing education and accreditation to emergency care and safety service providers. The organization is made up of more than 27,000 members serving over 600 patrols, including alpine, nordic and auxiliary patrollers. Our members work on behalf of local ski and snowboard areas to improve the overall experience for outdoor recreationalists. For those interested in becoming a Pats Peak Ski Patrol member, go to the Pats Peak Ski Patrol section or contact Pats Peak Ski Patrol at [email protected]