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The Ski Industry and a Changing Climate

HOW CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT PATROLLING AND OUR LOVE OF WINTER BY ERYKA THORLEY SKIING WAS MY FIRST LOVE, THOUGH NOT ALWAYS AN EASY ONE. I REMEMBER HIDING IN A CLOSET WHILE MY DAD STORMED THROUGH THE HOUSE READY TO LEAVE FOR SKI RACING PRACTICE. IT’S ALWAYS BEEN

By |2019-01-29T14:31:29+00:00November 1st, 2018|Ski Patrol Magazine|0 Comments

The Best Job – Passing on Learned Lessons

By Kim Kircher Starting Out The winter of 1989-90 at Crystal Mountain Ski Area in Washington State started late. It was my first season as a ski patroller, and the resort wasn't open for Christmas due to a lack of snow. The beginner area was wet with dying grass

By |2018-01-19T14:49:20+00:00January 19th, 2018|Ski Patrol Magazine|0 Comments

Animals Riding Chairlifts – The Competing Considerations Between the ADA, Safety, And Resort Operations

BY DAVE BYRD, NSAA DIRECTOR OF RISK AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS Featured Image, Andre Gonsalves - @andreandthemountain GOING BACK DECADES, SKI AREAS HAVE RESTRICTED GUESTS’ ANIMALS ON OPEN CHAIRLIFTS BASED ON A LAUNDRY LIST OF VALID SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS. THESE POLICIES HAVE APPLIED TO PETS OF ALL KINDS, FROM COMFORT

By |2018-01-19T11:11:20+00:00January 19th, 2018|Ski Patrol Magazine|0 Comments

#RIDEANOTHERDAY – Industry launches powerful new safety initiative

YOU WOULD BE HARD-PRESSED TO FIND A FAMILY MORE PASSIONATE ABOUT SKIING THAN KELLI AND CHAUNCY JOHNSON. The Johnsons, who live in northern Wyoming with their four children, have built their lives around the sport. Kelli was a ski instructor in high school, and you could say they owe

By |2018-01-19T12:26:20+00:00November 19th, 2017|Safety, Ski Patrol Magazine|0 Comments

Analyzing Avalanches – Revamped National Avalanche School Focuses More on Operations

STORY AND PHOTOS BY CANDACE HORGAN Over the week of Oct. 22-26, 2017, the classroom portion of the 25th National Avalanche School was held, with 116 participants from nine states and 30 ski patrols. As always, the school offers some of the most knowledgeable people in the avalanche world

By |2018-01-19T12:27:33+00:00November 19th, 2017|Safety, Ski Patrol Magazine|0 Comments