Tuesday, September 25, 2018

2018-2019 Western Region ASDW

2018-2019 Alpine Skills Development Workshop

Hosted by Wild Mountain Ski and Snowboard Area -- Thank You Wild!

Ski/Ride Session – SES (Snowsports Enhancement Seminar)

An SES (Snowsports Enhancement Seminar) held by the NSP-C Ski School. Skiing clinics are taught by PSIA ski instructors and are open to all patrollers in the Region. This session will explore the fundamental standards of skiing/riding at the core of the sport. Telemark skiing will also be available! As ski patrollers, we need to be able to ski/ride in a way that presents a clear image of an NSP patroller to the public. We will employ activities that explore movements and build skills to create successful learning experiences to allow our patrollers to progress in challenging activities. This session is open to all patrollers.
If you are a Senior candidate and want to work on skiing skills specific to the Senior S&T exam, sign-up for this session. At the event, please inform the instructors your desire to work on the Senior skills. They will tailor instruction to you for the day.  NSP Course #: TBD

Toboggan Session – (OET Workshop)

This session will provide instruction and guided practice on proper usage and handling of alpine rescue toboggans. It is the intent to have experienced NSP-C Western Region staff instructor trainers present proper and current techniques to properly handle an unloaded and loaded toboggan on suitable terrain. This session is open to all patrollers.
If you are a Senior candidate and want to work on toboggan skills specific to the Senior S&T exam, sign-up for this session. At the event, please inform the instructors your desire to work on the Senior skills. They will tailor instruction to you for the day.  NSP Course #: TBD

Toboggan Instructor Calibration (Re-certification)

This session is designed for current Toboggan Instructors that need re-certification to retain their toboggan instructor certification. Toboggan Instructors are required to re-certification every three years. Instructor calibration includes 6 Pack Lesson Plan, toboggan equipment review, and a ski skills review with demos specific to toboggan handling. Open to current toboggan instructors.  NSP Course #: TBD

Senior Evaluator Calibration Session

This session is for ASE re-certification and for Senior Alpine Evaluator candidates or anyone wishing to pursue ASE (Accredited Senior Evaluator) accreditation. The ASE program is for patrollers not currently interested in pursuing PSIA/AASI credentials but still want to become Senior Alpine Evaluators. This is a prep course offered by the Region and will focus on current Senior alpine standards, the Senior score card, movement analysis, feedback modeling, evaluations, and technical knowledge. Open to all current Senior Alpine patrollers and current ASE's needing re-certification.  NSP Course #: C140190005 

You can register for this event HERE

Day's Basic Agenda

  • 8:30 - 9:15 -- Registration
  • 9:30 - 12:00 -- Morning Sessions
  • 12:00 - 1:00 -- Lunch (on your own)
  • 1:00 - 3:30?? -- Afternoon Sessions (session instructor will determine end time)
Wild Mountain has a cafeteria style food service downstairs, and a "bar & grill" style food service facility upstairs in the Eagles Nest. (Only those over the age of 18, or accompanied by a parent are allowed into the Eagles Nest). On busy weekends and holidays we also have a snack bar located upstairs in the north end of the chalet.

Friday, July 20, 2018

2018 Fall Meeting

Western Region Fall Meeting and Awards Banquet

Hosted by Afton Alps Ski Patrol

September 22-23, 2018

Woodbury, Mn


Info:

  • When:  September 22-23, 2018

  • Where: Country Inn and Suites - Woodbury, MN

  • Lodging 

  • Country Inn and Suites

6003 Hudson Road 
Woodbury MN 55125
LAT: 44.947575 LONG: -92.98423
  • Hotel reservations must be made by August 22, 2018

  • Hotel info HERE

Price: $89.00/night

Reservations, call: (651) 739-7300 or (800) 830-5222


NOTE: Call the reservation number above and request a room from the "National Ski Patrol" block to received the price above. 


Agenda:


Saturday

1:00PM-4:00PM -- Region Board of Governors Meeting.

5:00PM-6:00PM -- Social Hour

6:00PM -- Dinner and Awards

The entrée options will be Chicken Piccata or Yankee pot roast with the following sides:

Fresh Bread and Herb Butter

House Salad with French, Ranch, or Lite Italian Dressing

Green Bean Almondine

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Desert

Make your entree selections in the registration form.


* Times above are tentative. Please check back as we get closer to the event


Sunday

8:00AM-10:00AM -- PR/PD Breakfast with RD. Open discussion. Breakfast paid for by Region for all attendees. Breakfast will be at the adjoining Green Mill Restaurant at the hotel.



Activities and Other Fun Stuff!


Saturday


Motorcycle Ride – You will be contacted for meeting area and time if you sign-up using the registration form.

Golf at Afton AlpsGolf deal provided by Afton for the weekend is 1/2 price green fees with cart rental and free golf club rental. Call the clubhouse for a tee time at 651-436-1320 .


Sunday


Golf at Afton AlpsGolf deal provided by Afton for the weekend is 1/2 price green fees with cart rental and free golf club rental. Call the clubhouse for a tee time at 651-436-1320 .

Sunday BrunchAt Country Inn restaurant.


Registration on the Western Region Calendar HERE!

PRICE: $28.00 /per person 

Be sure to select a dinner for you and all guests during registration if you are attending the awards banquet.



Monday, March 12, 2018

2018 Western Region Spring Meeting and PR Retreat

The Western Region Spring Meeting will be held on April 28, 2018 at Cragun's Resort in Brainerd, MN

Saturday's meeting includes breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack w/ beverage.  All other meals are on your own.

There will be a Friday evening bonfire scheduled for some social time between Region staff and members.

If you plan on attending please register HERE prior to April 23rd.

Hope to see you there! 


Agenda

subject to minor time changes

Friday, April 27
  • 6:00 pm Bonfire Social
Saturday, April 28
  • 8:00 am - 9:00 am  PR/PD Breakfast
  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm  Advisor Reports and Budgeting
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  Lunch
  • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PR/PD Retreat

Location

Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake
11000 Craguns Drive
Brainerd, Minnesota 56401

Lodging

On-site lodging reservations can be made here: 
https://craguns.formstack.com/forms/national_patrol_director_retreat_2018
Reservations will be guaranteed until April 2nd, after that date the special rate will be honored but rooms may not be available.