Save the Dates!
This year’s combined OTH/OEC Refreshers will be hosted by Snow Summit at their mountain.
- Oct 24 – Saturday will be the On-the-Hill Refresher that needs to be attended by ALL returning Bear Patrollers and Mtn Security (Chair Evac, Risk Mgmt, General Mtg, etc)
- Oct 25 – Sunday will be the OEC Refresher Cycle B for ALL returning Bear Patrollers & Candidates. Mtn Security will have their own training program.
- Patrol Awards Banquet will be Oct 24 at Bear Mountain
- Make-up OEC Refreshers – Claremont Sept 27th, Snow Valley TBA
Bear Mountain Women’s Clinic – Follow Up
Bear Mountain Patrol hosted a SoCal Region Women’s Clinic on Feb 22nd, open to all women patrollers from the 13 patrols across the Region. Patrollers from Las Vegas, Mt High and Snow Summit joined the “Ladies of Bear” for this exclusive event. We were fortunate this year to have two pro patrollers instructing the clinic – Kari Brandt, Patrol Director at Snow Valley and our own Cathleen Calkins from BBMR, who serves our mountain as a pro but is also an NSP Senior Patroller working on her Certified training. The women participating in this clinic were able to share their insights and experiences, while learning new concepts and tips to get more enjoyment out of patrolling.
The National Ski Patrol, through the Southern CA Region and its member patrols, offers many clinics throughout the year that focus on a variety of disciplines and new skills like Avalanche Rescue & Science, Mountaineering, Senior and Certified. Check the calendar on our website or socalnsp.org for more details.
Check out the calendar for some upcoming training to enhance your patroller skills! Mountaineering, Candidate Training, Instructor Development training to name a few! MTR I – Class MTR II – Class Candidate Training OEC Challenge #2 IDE Course – Irvine Think SNOW!