Showing the advantage of early-rise technology…
And for probably my final post of the season, here’s a cool little clip of Snowbird Ski Patrol. What a cool job — skiing, helping people, and blowing things up. Some great demonstrations of Utah powder technique, too.
I happened to run into the guy with the helmet back in March. I recognized him from the video — patrollers who wear helmets are rare at Snowbird, and don’t exist at Alta (they keep me safe and ski better than I would if I had two lifetimes, so I don’t question their wisdom).
Anyway, I mentioned I’d seen the video, and remarked that it’s tough to make a good video for a job where you’re saving people. Showing people being dug out after a slide, or screaming because they’ve blown an ACL doesn’t sell a lot of lift tickets.