Northern Vermont Ski Patrol
Ski Patrol Refreshers and Training

SKI PATROL ADVANCEMENT PROGRAMS John Dillion - Mad River Glenn Ski Patrol

Senior EMM
This was a great year for the Senior Emergency Management Module (EMM) in the Northern Vermont Region. Patrollers from Bolton Valley, Mad River Glen, Jay Peak, Smugglers Notch and Sugarbush participated in the program. Candidates got to know how the program works and practice Senior EMM scenarios during clinics at Bolton Valley, Mad River Glen and Smugglers Notch during the winter. The Senior EMM final evaluation date and location are here.

We want to thank the many patrollers who participate in the clinics, help the candidates prepare for the evaluation and especially those patrollers who participate in the Senior EMM final evaluation as advocates, evaluators, coordinators, patients and supervisors. A special thanks goes to our host mountains.

We encourage patrollers who are interested in the Senior program to get involved in the Senior EMM clinics. We are always looking for additional Trainer/Evaluators to participate in the Senior EMM program. This program is a great way to practice OEC skills and improve your decision making, leadership and problem management as senior patrollers. Any senior patrollers who are interested in becoming Trainer/Evaluators can contact Jeff Dolittle. Look for information about next years Senior EMM program on the regional web site calendar.


Young Adult Program - YAP

Young Adult Patrollers from Maine to West Virginia will gather at Bolton Valley, Bolton Valley, Vermont, March 17- 20, 2017, to participate in the Eastern Division Young Adult Patroller Seminar. Bolton Valley has the ability to consume your thoughts, your actions, and your conversation. Bolton Valley has 300 acres of terrain with long big turn cruisers, steeps, trees, and a whole lot of fun. With over 1,700 feet of vertical, the largest number of trails open for night skiing in Vermont, this is the place to be. Go ahead, have discussions about this event with all those around you.

Those who have been to a Young Adult Patroller Seminar speak highly of this event and ARE willing to let this event consume them.

“What a great event. I had more fun in three days than the whole season at my home mountain. There aren’t other Young Adult Patrollers where I ski. I never knew there were so many. I’ll be back next year.” – First year attendee


“I look forward to showing off my patroller skills at this event each year. This event gets bigger and better each time I attend- the friends, the hands on learning, the skills competition, and the free stuff.”- Third year attendee


If you have never attended an Eastern Division Young Adult Patroller Seminar, this is the year. This is the year to participate. Here’s what you get by attending the Eastern Division Young Adult Patroller Seminar;

  • Three nights of lodging (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
  • Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday
  • Dinner on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • Lift Ticket for Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday
  • Hands on skills training
  • Patroller Skills competition
  • Mystery events
  • FREE swag

And so much more!  All for $375.00! Download a registration form here

More information regarding the Eastern Division Young Adult Patroller Seminar can be found on the Eastern Division webpage, Eastern Division Facebook page, Instagram, and Twitter. Check these places often. Event questions can be emailed to easterndivisionyap@gmail.com. Fill out the registration form completely and place it in the mail before February 3, 2017.

I wasn’t sure how to end the Halloween chatter. Some would say there was little learning accomplished in that hour of discussions that started with a holiday chant. Others would say a life lesson was learned. We ended the discussion with one final thought. There is a time and a place for all consuming talk, all consuming thought, and activity. Allow the Eastern Division Young Adult Patroller Seminar to flood your talk, thought, and activity.    

Go ahead, talk about it, think about it, and participate in the best event of the season.

Northern Vermont Ski Patrol