The S&T/OET Program provides active NSP members with alpine training for skiing, riding, telemark and toboggan handling skills.

Alpine Senior OET Patrollers interested in becoming candidates in the Alpine Senior S&T/OET program begin by attending an information meeting and bringing a completed Eastern Division Senior Candidate Application (download application) signed by their Patrol Director who verifies that the applicant has sufficient knowledge, skills and experience to participate in senior level training. The application is reviewed for acceptance by the regional program advisor (EMARI; Tracy Dowd).

Student Patrol offers an opportunity for young adults to become a member of National Ski Patrol. Whether you ski or ride this program offers training in high-level first aid and ski and toboggan skills.

Requirements to join Wachusett Mountain Student Patrol

  • You must be 15 years of age by November of year you enroll
  • Commit to enrolling in an 8-week Outdoor Emergency Care Course
  • Pass a ski or boarding test
  • Committed to training every Sunday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Maintain good academic grades
  • Pay yearly dues to the National Ski Patrol and purchase a red National Ski Patrol Jacket and pack
  • All students are required to ski with an adult patroller when wearing the National Ski Patrol Jacket until they become an adult patroller
  • All candidates must be willing to approach the general public in an "Excuse Me please" manner

Training Focus

Patrollers are taught to Assess, Alert, Treat and Transport injured patrons in a safe and efficient manner.

As a student patroller expect, the following

  • Student Patroller spends most of their time outdoors in the snow, therefore wearing layers and water-resistant clothing is a must
  • All students must participate in role playing with regards to acting in scenarios that create mock injuries
  • Besides taking the 8-week OEC course, CPR certification is necessary
  • Making ice packs, cutting cravats, controlling lift lines, picking up bamboo and litter are a few of the extracurricular activities expected of all student patrollers

Start a Student Patrol at your ski area

Within the EMARI region, I offer my assistance to any adult patroller that’s interested in starting a Student Patrol program or promoting an existing one. It takes only one committed adult patroller to create a Student Patrol Program in order to "Pass the Torch".

If you would like more information on the Student program contact:

Matt O'Connell 
EMARI Regional Young Adult Patroller (YAP) Advisor 
Cell: 617.851.7150 
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This NSP MTR-C Program is a one-day CLINIC reviewing the basics of Knots and Anchors commonly used in the backcountry as well as Emergency Rescue Techniques (low angle rescue) to Women NSP members and non-members.   The day will begin with indoor classroom work reviewing knots and anchors and setting up low angle rescue setups.  We will then take these skills into the field in the afternoon while performing backcountry travel practices.    This is a “part one” of two Women’s programs for the NH NSP Region for 2018.     This course is offered to both Women NSP and Non-NSP members to enhance their knowledge of Rope work and Low Angle Rescue techniques along with safe travel practices in the back country.   Since knots, anchors and low angle rescue are “perishable” skills; this course is considered an introduction to these skills with experienced instructors in a safe, fun and comfortable environment.     
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Upcoming Events

23 Jan 2018;
07:00PM - 10:00PM
Tuesday Night OET S&T Clinic
23 Jan 2018;
07:00PM - 10:00PM
Tuesday Night OET S&T Clinic
26 Jan 2018;
07:30AM - 04:00PM
Sunday River Patroller School
26 Jan 2018;
07:30AM - 04:00PM
Sunday River Patroller School