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How To Become A Ski Patroller: Year-Round Training

How To Become A Ski Patroller: Year-Round Training

by Mark Crone

As the weather begins to turn and temperatures drop, the skiers and snowboarders out there are starting to think about the upcoming season. You’re thinking about getting that seasons’ pass; buying some new skis and/or planning a winter vacation. If… Read More →

Meet Homer, Horseshoe Resort’s Four-Legged Hero

Meet Homer, Horseshoe Resort’s Four-Legged Hero

by liftopia

*As told by Bob B., Horseshoe Ski Patroller. Homer has a very interesting story. He is a purebred English Springer Spaniel and became part of the Horseshoe Resort patrol team about two years ago. His story goes as follows… His first… Read More →

The Alpine Responsibility Code Explained

The Alpine Responsibility Code Explained

by Mark Crone

You’ve seen this sign for years – it’s often in yellow – and usually off to the side of the Main Lodge and/or at the lift line at virtually every ski resort in the world. It’s the top 10 list… Read More →

Do You Have What it Takes to Be in the Ski Patrol?

Do You Have What it Takes to Be in the Ski Patrol?

by Mark Crone

Being a Ski Patroller is tough to define. It’s a mixture of a few things: Ski/snowboard “bum” (meaning you absolutely love to be out on the slopes—day or night, any temperature, any conditions); first responder (you know what to do… Read More →

Ski Safety: Tips To Protect Skiers & Riders On The Slopes

Ski Safety: Tips To Protect Skiers & Riders On The Slopes

by Dave Belin

Why do we love to snowboard and ski? That’s a silly question with an easy answer: because it’s fun. A significant contributor to the fun of downhill snowsports is the sensation of sliding down the hill, in control but at speeds… Read More →

How To Become A Ski Patroller

How To Become A Ski Patroller

by Mark Crone

The very quick and easy answer to the above title is—Contact your local ski patrol to get more information on how to become a ski patroller. The longer answer starts with the following question… Do you have what it takes… Read More →

The Life of an Avy Dog

The Life of an Avy Dog

by Troy Hawks

I want to be reincarnated as an avalanche rescue dog. I mean think about it: You get to hit the slopes pretty much every day of the season, you and your best friend are always the first ones on the… Read More →

A Day In The Life Of A Ski Patroller

A Day In The Life Of A Ski Patroller

by Mark Crone

I started skiing at the age of 6. When I think back to my early days of skiing (rope tows, T-bars and all), I remember seeing those Ski Patrol guys (and girls) and thought, Wouldn’t it be neat to be… Read More →

10 Minutes with Colorado Ski Patroller of the Year, Jake Ziemski

10 Minutes with Colorado Ski Patroller of the Year, Jake Ziemski

by Kristen Lummis

There are a lot of ski patrollers in Colorado. With 26 resorts, and tens of thousands of skiable acres in the state, it takes a lot of professionals in red coats to keep everyone safe. Each year, Colorado Ski Country… Read More →