Friday, December 4, 2020

Steeped in Tradition - Alta Ski Patrol

Ski resorts are like schools. We think fondly on the places where we learned to ski. We have our favorites. We are locals or visitors. And we have respect for an area's history.

One important piece of every ski area's history is the history of its patrollers. These are the people that open the mountain, mitigate avalanches, respond to injuries and keep visitors safe. It's a very cool, very underpaid - considering what we pay for ski passes, job.

The following video comes to us from Alta Ski Resort. It is one of a series of videos about the resort, but this is the one that sticks out. It is about the history and culture of patrollers at the resort...


--Jason D. Martin

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