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The Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island Region (EMARI) of the National Ski Patrol (NSP)
The Gold Standard in Mountain Safety and Rescue since 1938

Regional Director Announcement

On Behalf of the EMARI Board of Directors, it is my pleasure to announce that Simon Thomas will be the next EMARI Region Director starting April 1, 2024.

Our bylaws specifically state that any person interested in the Region Director position submit a letter of interest by August 1st of the election year (odd years for EMARI).  We only had one candidate submit a letter of interest.  Based on guidance for the Division and Robert’s Rule of Parliamentary Order, the current Board voted to appoint Simon Thomas as the next EMARI Region Director.

Simon has served on the board for 17 years as the past Blue Hills Petrol Director and 8 years as Assistant and Alternate Region Director.  He is very active in EMARI programs and leads a number of board initiatives. The Board and the Region will be in good hands.

Congratulations Simon!

Chris Mitchell
NSP EMARI Region Director

To learn more about Simon please read his letter of interest.

Latest News

2023 Refresher List

Nashoba - Saturday September 30, 2023

Bradford - Sunday October 15, 2023

Wachusett - Saturday October 28, 2023 (Lift evac training - Sunday October 29, 2023)

Yawgoo - Saturday October 28, 2023

Blue Hills - Saturday November 4, 2023


Region Director Election will take place at each Refresher.

Help Wanted

Do you want to do more within EMARI to help out all of your fellow patrollers?  The EMARI region has the following positions open:


Anyone that is interested should send their name, contact information, and a brief statement of why they feel they would be good in that position to Chris Mitchell.