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National Ski Patrol

Eastern Division

Fall 2012 Enhancement Seminar for
Avalanche, Mountain Travel & Rescue, and Nordic Instructors

Highland Forest, New York
September 14 – 16, 2012

75th anniversary

AMN12 Meeting

The NSP Eastern Division will hold its fall enhancement seminar for Avalanche, Mountain Travel & Rescue, and Nordic (AMN) instructors and evaluators on the weekend of September 14 to 16, 2012, in Highland Forest Park, New York.

Be sure to revisit this page as the meeting approaches. Changes and additions continue to be made.

Last year's event in Northfield, Massachusetts, received full-page coverage in the Winter 2012 issue of Ski Patrol magazine.


A challenging schedule for the weekend is in preparation and will be posted here as soon as it is finalized. The agenda will include:

  • Snow Pack Science
  • Rope work for Nordics
  • Transceivers
  • Nordic Program "Senior Patroller"
  • MTR Manual
  • Distance Learning
  • 2012 European Hut to Hut
Meeting concludes by 12 noon Sunday.


To register, contact any of the Division Advisors with the following information:

  • Your name as it appears on your NSP card
  • Your NSP registration number
  • Your e-mail address
  • Your home phone number
  • Your work phone number
  • Area(s) of interest (avalanche, MTR, nordic)

Division Advisors:

Greg France

JC Cowell

Phil Galka


A Friday arrival dinner and Saturday continental breakfast & lunch will be provided. Attendees will bring their own food for a shared campfire meal Saturday evening and an individual breakfast Sunday morning.
Meeting concludes 12 noon Sunday.


We have reserved the Pines Camp area which has bunk house accommodation and limited tenting in the immediate area. See the park map. The nearest motel is found in Tully NY with other motels/hotels located in Syracuse NY. Other accommodations such as B&B's can be found locally in Cazenovia NY.


Highland Forest Park is located between Syracuse and Binghamton, close to I-90 (New York State Thruway) and I-81. Find driving directions and a map on Google.

What to Bring

Be prepared for prevailing weather conditions by checking the weather site below. Hints for making your weekend more productive and comfortable will be forthcoming.


Find current conditions and forecasts for Highland Forest Park at the National Weather Service website.

Used Equipment Sale & Swap

Do you have gear you haven't used in several years? Clothes that don't fit you any more? Too many packs? More stoves than a 5-star restaurant? Want to make room for something new? Bring your lightly used gear (Alpine okay!) to the 2012 AMN Gear Sale & Swap at Highland Forest! This is a great opportunity to earn some cash from gear that you don't need in order to fund that next purchase. In the market for something? Then bring some cash, and get a great deal or trade some of your treasures. Sellers, please make up a small note to place on your items with a description and your asking price.


NSP Kicks off 75th Anniversary Celebrations
The National Ski Patrol will begin commemorating its 75th season on Saturday, October 20, 2012, at the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum in Stowe, Vermont. Visit the anniversary site for more information.

The second annual Eastern Snow and Avalanche Workshop will be held in North Conway, New Hampshire, on Saturday, November 10. For more information, visit the ESAW website.

MTR Enhancement Seminar: Low Angle Rope Rescue
This course reinforces the skills needed to rig and operate low angle rope rescue systems. The Instructor of Record is Matt Speier of Peak Rescue. The course meets Saturday, October 27, 2012, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm at Mount Greylock, Massachusetts. Download the course flyer and registration information.

New MTR Manual New MTR Manual to be Released
A new Mountain Travel & Rescue manual is scheduled for release October first. Details will be presented at the AMN seminar. Click the small image to see the cover.

Emergency Transport Systems       http://www.doctordown.com


The Northfield Mountain Nordic Ski Patrol is pleased to host this website for the AMN seminar.

Last updated Monday, September 3, 2012 by Bill Schweikert