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Kathy Alexander, Santiam Pass Ski Patrol
Corey Meador from the Pro Division here. I patrol, and I'm the Risk & Safety Coordinator for Crystal Mountain
Keith Schultz - Mount Spokane Ski Patrol
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Shirley Cummings Hyak
Welcome @Cmeador. Corey!!
Robert Hutchins, Bluewood Ski Patrol Director, Dayton WA.
Al Klascius. Mt Bachelor NSP
Ted Stensland, Mt Bachelor NSP
2 weeks ago at Santiam Pass
Kym Lavell, Mt. Bachelor NSP
Southern Idaho Region firstname.lastname@example.org
Alan Hanson, Mt Bachelor NSP
When was the last time you performed a companion rescue simulation?
Crystal Mountain uses AirFlare...not for avalanches so much, but for missing/separated persons
Cell signal emulator is what the device is.
Lookout Pass uses Airflare
Air Flare has 1/2 mile range
Mt Spokane - Medic 52
Medic 52 at Mt Spokane Joseph
The only complaint I've heard about Airflare is that some people have trouble installing its app.
Brundage uses Air Flare. They have sings posted on the maps asking guests to sign up.
Signs posted on maps
Any patrol THIS SEASON did an active practice of tree well with their patrollers? Holler in chat. If not when was the last time??
Mt. Ashland - Preseason avalanche rescue refresher, in season avalanche rescue drill, regular training on transceivers using our BCA transceiver park, yes to tree well rescue (annually).
Brundage - Never Known to do tree well drills
Never...but a great idea...could do it this season
Lookout Pass did a small treewell exercise Jan 2021
BCA has a wealth of high quality educational videos. I consider it the one stop shop for all avalanche education videos.
Can use a full body manikin with ski clothes on as a dummy for the practice
Tree Well and Deep Snow - https://www.nsaa.org/NSAA/Safety/Tree_Well_Deep_Snow_Safety/NSAA/Safety/Tree_Well_Deep_Snow_Safety.aspx?hkey=a51384bb-5400-460c-85e6-6fe23bc14ff4 & https://www.deepsnowsafety.org/
Brundage Beacon park encourage weekly use
Who wears a transceiver every day as part of the uniform? Do you do a group transceiver check? How often? Who manages your patrol’s transceivers? Do you update the firmware?
The MRA has a recorded conversation on psychological first aid. See the above link.
Several links that go into the PFA more in depth…. Please refer to the PNWD Website as a stepping point for information. https://www.nsp-pnwd.org/safetyculture4all--series.html
At Mt Spokane & 49 N we are experiencing the same hard and very firm snow conditions. We engaged the ski school and lift operations to keep students and people off the treacherous frozen runs. It’s comes from the area managers and ski patrol directors. Staying under control in these conditions are real risk and challenge. We too have had serious head injuries. Joseph
All Patrollers at Ski Bowl and Mt Hood Meadows wear a beacon and carry probes and shovels when patrolling.
Do ski areas call the present conditions Icy? or do they use some less obvious terminology?
Red yellow Green Day’s!
Useful in debriefed too.
Please raise your hand or type away of questions, thoughts if you want to…
We pre sweep as many runs as possible in the mornings. If the patroller or mountain operators decide the run are too firm and icy, we recommend the run stay closed until it improves.
thanks mister eric. ted and al for sharing. Giant hugs
Thanks Kacy and Brad
Great discussion, thanks to both presenters!
Thanks for your time. Have a great night.
Thanks, so much!