As a wrap up from last season we had three patrollers go through Senior S&T, Carina Hasting, Samantha Starke, and Steve Dugan. Carina and Sam were successful in all aspects of the S&T evaluation, and Steve completed the Toboggan portion of the program. Carina had the added distinction of being the youngest patroller to have completed Senior S&T.
We have several programs in the Region this season which should be of interest to most patrollers. For those patrollers interested in S&T instruction, we are offering an Instructors workshop (Phase II) course which will give patrollers interested in becoming S&T instructors a background of setting up an S&T program, ideas for skiing, patroller skills, and toboggan skills lessons, a review of the Instructor Development course, and instruction from PSIA instructors, as well as Senior S&T instructors. If you are an existing instructor, this course will be a great refresher for you, and will count as a continuing education credit. This course will be January 20th at Hunt Hollow. We are also bringing a Patroller School to Bristol Mountain and February 24th-25th. For those not familiar with Patroller schools, you get one day of working with a PSIA instructor on skiing skills, and one day working on Toboggan Skills. This program is for any level of patroller, whether it be your first year as a patroller or your fortieth. We do have a minimum of 40 people signed up to run this clinic. If you would like more information, please contact Tom Wallin.