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What It Takes to be a Ski Patroller


This winter season will mark my twenty-first year as a ski patroller.  Funny how the winters have racked up like old-school cassette tapes tumbling out of a glove box–each one it’s own unique mix, but not stacked in any particular order.  I recently had the honor of guest blogging over at the Epic Thrills blog about what it takes to be a ski patroller.  While it doesn’t require a Master’s Degree, nor does it follow a certain career path, patrolling requires specialized skills, as well as a healthy cost/benefit analysis (simply put: less money, more skiing).

Epic Thrills is an adventure experience company, offering “modern adventure trips and elite experiences.”  Check out my post at http://epicthrills.tumblr.com/.