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Beaver Creek holding ski patrol tests

Daily Staff Report

BEAVER CREEK – Beaver Creek will be holding tests March 20 and 26 for anyone interested in joining the resort’s ski patrol. The ski test, evaluated by four or five members of Beaver Creek’s ski patrol, includes two to three runs taken in variable conditions. Those who pass the physical test will be invited to fill out an application and discuss further opportunities with Beaver Creek Patrol for the coming season. Hiring of patrol positions takes place each fall, prior to ski season.The 40-member ski patrol opens and closes the mountain each day, provides emergency medical care and enforces rules for skiers and snowboarders, among other jobs.”These two testing days offer interested skiers, riders and tele-skiers the opportunity to come out, test their skills on a variety of terrain and show us what they’re made of prior to the end of the season,” said Beaver Creek Ski Patrol Director Addy McCord. “We’ll be evaluating each candidate’s abilities in a variety of conditions, including steeps, crud, and powder. We’re looking for men and women with strong, solid abilities in all conditions, not just finesse.”Anyone interested in joining either test day should contact Beaver Creek Ski Patrol at 845-6610. Reservations are required and should be made in advance of either test date. Participants will meet at 9:30 a.m. at Patrol Headquarters at the top of the Cinch Express Lift.Vail, Colorado

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