Faces of the NSP: Jennifer Laitala

Jennifer Laitala, Wachusett Mountain Ski Patrol NSP:When did you become a patroller, and what led you to start patrolling? Jennifer: I became a patroller 27 years ago at the age of 15. I started with the YAP program at Wachusett Mountain. My parents were/are active patrollers. I grew up around patrolling

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Canine Champs – WBR International Dog School Teaches Dogs and Handlers

STORY BY CANDACE HORGAN Featured Photo by: Jamie McAllister - @jamieclimbsmountains Perhaps one of the best outreach programs a ski patrol can make use of is an avalanche dog program. At ski areas with such a program, people will wander in to the patrol hut every day asking if they

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