Instructor Continuing Education and Patroller Enhancement Seminars
This year the CNY Region is hosting the Eastern Division’s annual AMN (Avalanche/Mountaineering/Nordic) continuing education and enhancement seminar.
September 14, 15, & 16, 2018
AMN (Avalanche / Mountaineering /Nordic) instructor continuing education and patroller enhancement seminar.
Highland Forest County Park
1254 Highland Park Rd, Fabius, NY 13063
Friday 9/14 - Camping Friday night at The Pines Cabins Highland Forest County Park. Meet and greet.
Saturday 9/15 - Main Event, Breakfast and registration starting at 7:30 am. Free Tent Camping
Programs start at 8:15 Programs and Speakers TBA.
Sunday 9/16 - Optional, Navigation enhancement seminar
Friday night, Arrive, Dinner $fee buffet TBD, Stoves and grilles available, Instructors invited, Patrollers welcome.
Breakfast and Lunch will be provided on Saturday.
Saturday night’s BBQ dinner around the campfire - Potluck, bring or grill something to share and the beverages of your choice.
Please No Dogs Allowed
Who should attend
All Avalanche, MTR, and Nordic instructors (you must attend at least 1x every 3 years to maintain your instructor status), or ANYpatrollers looking to learn more about Avalanche, MTR and Nordic and would like enhancement credits for attending.
We are looking for volunteer patrollers from the region and division who might like to help out with logistics and stations.
So this is a quick 3 question survey, and it will take less than one minute to fill out, but if you are coming and you don’t fill it out, you may not get one of the special items. Please fill this out by Monday the 20th. Next week we will have a proper registration form with more information. If you know that you are not coming to the AMN, there is no need to answer the survey (we will miss you!)
If you want to get a head start on the registering process, you will need to register also on the NSP site for the following courses (click the link to go straight to the registration page):
Instructor Skills Review Con Ed: https://www.nsp.org/Event.aspx?EventKey=E009180006
Avalanche Instructor Con Ed: https://www.nsp.org/Event.aspx?EventKey=E009180005
MTR Instructor Con Ed: https://www.nsp.org/Event.aspx?EventKey=E009180007
Nordic Instructor Con Ed: https://www.nsp.org/Event.aspx?EventKey=E009180008
MTR-E Skills: https://www.nsp.org/Event.aspx?EventKey=E353180004
Nordic Skills: https://www.nsp.org/Event.aspx?EventKey=E048180002
Sunday MTR-E Navigation skills : https://www.nsp.org/Event.aspx?EventKey=E353180005
Look for the Eventbrite registration page early next week. It will have all the details and schedule.
The Brain Injury Association is hosting the “Vertical Challenge for Brain Injury Awareness” on January 27th at Bretton Woods…
The Vertical Challenge is a pledge based event where teams of 4 skiers use their skill, strategy, and smarts to conquer the mountain. Each team makes a minimum pledge of $400 (individuals $100) to participate. There will be letters spread out throughout the mountain which the skier must record. The letters will form an anagram that must be solved. At the end, a winner will be drawn from all the correct anagrams and that team will be deemed "King of the Mountain!"
The Vertical Challenge will raise needed funds to help support our veterans living with a TBI. BIANH provides our veterans with expert navigation of the available services not provided by the VA, a veteran specific support group, and short-term grants. Help us support our Wounded Warriors!
There will be prizes for the Top Fundraising Team and the Top Fundraising Individual.
More info on website:
The 2017 annual Avalanche, Mountaineering, and Nordic/Backcountry Event is coming to Winding Trails, CT on , 16 and 17. The theme this year is “Find Your Way.”
You do not need to be an instructor in these programs to attend. All patrollers are welcome. Region Directors, as well as all Region and Division officers, are also specifically invited.