Safety on the mountains

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Thanks to the ski patrol, the terrain is always assessed for risks or hazards

The ski patrollers are like the good Samaritans of the mountain – they are there ready to assist and provide any information you need. Not sure where to go, just ask a ski patroller.
They are also responsible for checking equipment such as the skidoos, and first aid kits at the beginning of every shift.

The function of the ski patrol is vital in keeping all of us safe on the Mountain.  It’s with this confidence we know each day or night as we go up the mountain we have qualified and professional people looking out for us.

The day in the life of a snow patroller goes something like this:-

•       Morning meeting where each patroller is assigned an area to take care of

•       Patrollers check all runs, and terrain is assessed for any risks or hazards

•       Patrollers report back to base on the conditions of the mountain

If there are any hazards, these are marked so guests/skiers know, keeping it safe for all users.

It doesn’t stop there however, as with changing weather conditions, the patrol team needs to be vigilant at all times, continually assessing weather and other conditions, to ensure the public is always safe.

The ski patrollers are like the good Samaritans of the mountain – they are there ready to assist and provide any information you need. Not sure where to go, just ask a ski patroller.

They are also responsible for checking equipment such as the skidoos, and first aid kits at the beginning of every shift.  Each is fully qualified and equipped as a First Aider and holds further qualifications in high level outdoor first aid, enabling them to respond quickly in emergency situations.

Good communication is vital in their jobs so all the patrollers carry radios and are in constant touch with each other, base and the chairlift operations.

They’re easy to spot (see photo), and provide an invaluable service on the mountain.

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