More Articles by Patrol

Alyeska Avy Dogs

This past weekend one of our dog teams completed their evaluation series and earned operational status. This means that with Snow Safety approval, the dog team can be deployed at request of the State Troopers to avalanche accidents outside the ski area. Our dog team is the closest one to …Read More

March 23rd, 2010 in Mountain News

Auction Winner

One brave soul took a chance and bought a bearded lady at the Patroller Auction. His reward was a foot of fresh all to himself. He came up with patrol early morning and rode the fluffy white stuff. Those were his tracks that you saw on your way up Chair Six …Read More

March 15th, 2010 in Mountain News

Dogs Dogs

You may have noticed some little red additions to the Alyeska Ski Patrol, and we’re not referring to our new jackets. When JB bought the resort, we approached management about adding dogs to our avalanche response tool bag. The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers patrol the mountain with their handlers, Shane …Read More

January 22nd, 2010 in Mountain News

A Moment for a Fellow Patroller

Jackson Hole Patrol lost a valuable member of their team this week. Mark Wolling was swept over a cliff and buried by an avalanche while doing control work. The community of ski bums allowed to handle explosives numbers less than 500 people nationwide, so we all feel it when a …Read More

January 11th, 2010 in Mountain News