Unique to the National Ski Patrol, the Outdoor Transportation (OET) Program offers guidelines for area management to use to set the standard of training for its patrollers who operate toboggans. From the training of basic candidates to honing the skills of Transportation instructors, this program ensures training opportunities for NSP Patrollers. In the Ohio Region, the OET program conducts training seminars (Toboggan Enhancement Seminars or TES’s) designed to offer patrollers at all levels to enhance their toboggan handling skills. The goals of the TES are to improve the toboggan-handling skills of NSP members, improve patroller image within the snowsports industry, maintain interest in patroller education, and provide a valuable program for the industry. The participants will demonstrate their ability to identify personal toboggan-handling strengths and weaknesses, develop individual activities/exercises for continued improvement, and identify opportunities for additional training at the patrol level.
Additionally, the OET program in the Ohio Region credentials toboggan instructors in accordance with the standards and procedures of the Central Division NSP. After completing a mentoring program, the candidate instructor will attend a Toboggan Trainer’s Workshop (TTW) for certification. The TTW is also used for the recertification of current instructors.
Finally, we are always looking for excellent instructors who are looking to share their knowledge and passion with patrollers at other resorts while also continuing their personal learning. This is the role of the Instructor Trainer (IT). Instructor Trainers are appointed by the Central Division and the candidate IT must also complete a mentoring program and attend a Division Training/Certification event for certification!
For additional information contact Brian Monroe: OhioRegionOET@gmail.com.
For OET Resources: Manuals, Guides, Educational & Instructional Materials, Podcast Links, and Demonstration & Instructional Videos select the link below.