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Beaver Creek to hold Ski Patrol tryouts

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO Colorado

BEAVER CREEK, Colorado ” Beaver Creek Ski Patrol will test prospective recruits this Saturday.

Participants should meet at 9:30 a.m. at Patrol Headquarters at the top of the Cinch Express Lift, Chair 8.

The tryouts are open to alpine skiers, telemark skiers and snowboarders. They will be tested in a variety of conditions, including steeps and powder. The ski test will include two to three runs.

Participants will be advised of test results at the closing meeting. Those who pass the physical test will be invited back the following day to shadow a patroller, learn basic ski patrol skills and fill out a job application. Hiring of patrol positions takes place each fall, prior to ski season.

Beaver Creek Ski Patrol hires a handful of new patrollers each year to join its 40-member staff. Ski Patrol opens and closes the mountain each day and provides emergency medical care, skier responsibility education and enforcement, mitigation of avalanche hazard, guest relations and assistance.

Advanced reservations are required. Call 845-6610.

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