NORDIC SKI PATROLS
A summary of some recent press coverage featuring the efforts of our patrols and their members. (Click on a title to read the article.)
March 30, 2013
This article from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette features safety tips for Nordic skiers from Laurel Highlands Nordic Ski Patrol Director Fred Fargotstein.
March 15, 2013
The Allegheny Front, a locally produced radio program, focuses on environmental issues and outdoor pursuits. Reporter Ken Chiacchia spent a day skiing with Laurel Highlands Nordic Ski Patrol Director Fred Fargotstein and spoke with him about the patrol's efforts. Click here to listen.
May 5, 2012
Congratulations to Jerry Timcik, whose numerous contributions to the National Ski Patrol were recognized with the Eastern Division's prestigious "Pete" Snyder Outstanding Nordic Patroller Award. In addition to his roles as Regional Advisor for both the Nordic and the Mountain Travel & Rescue Programs, Jerry serves as Director of the Laurel Highlands Nordic Ski Patrol.
February 25, 2011
The Laurel Highlands Nordic Ski Patrol is honored to be the recipient of a 2011 Tourism Grant from the Somerset County Board of Commissioners and the Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau for the purchase of a rescue toboggan and related emergency equipment. This article appeared in the Daily American.
November 17, 2010
(Our thanks to PPFF for promoting the efforts of our patrols, and for permission to reproduce the article here.)
April 5, 2010
The Pennsylvania Parks & Forests Foundation (PPFF) Spring 2010 newsletter documents some recent trail maintenance efforts of the Laurel Highlands Volunteer Group, which includes members of the Laurel Hill Nordic and Laurel Highlands Nordic Ski Patrols.
(Our thanks to the PPFF their generous support of the Laurel Highlands Volunteer Group, and for permission to reproduce this article here.)
February 15, 2010
A ski patrol training exercise that included camping for two nights--high in the Laurel Highlands--during the biggest blizzard in recent memory. Several members of the Laurel Hill Nordic and Laurel Highlands Nordic Ski Patrols participated, as reported by The Cumberland Times-News.
January 24, 2010
Chronicles of a typical day for the Laurel Highlands Nordic Ski Patrol, from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
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