— Posted by Mark on December 16, 2005
So...the PCMR bloggers wanted some "insight" from the Operations end of things. In fact, if I don't post something soon, Krista may run me off the Mountain. Let's see how I do:
Early season can be a crazy, busy time for the patrol. Our efforts and energies are divided along 3 lines: running the areas of the Mountain that are open to the public, setting up the areas that are not yet open, and training this season's new "class" of patrollers. I am pleased to say that as of this week, we're wrapping up our early season training AND we just about have the entire Mountain ready to open.
Unfortunately, all this hard work has come at a big cost to our patrol. A couple weeks ago while we were doing avalanche control work in preparation for opening the McConkey's area, one patroller was injured in a small avalanche (what we call "taking a ride"). We found out today that he will need arthroscopic surgery to repair his injury and will be off his skis for most of the season. The PCMR Mountain Patrol is a very tight group and we'll all be affected by this. Tonight all our best thoughts and wishes are with our "pard" for a fast and complete recovery!
Official news and announcements from Park City Mountain Resort.
Originally from Washington, DC; Andy has been with Park City Mountain Resort since 2011 after being a lifelong PC visitor with his family.
Samantha is new to Utah, joining the Park City Mountain Resort team in 2011 as the Marketing Coordinator.
When he's not up on the mountain checking on the cams, Eric is managing the interactive marketing for Park City Mountain Resort.
Colette is Park City Mountain Resort’s social media coordinator. A lifelong skier, she joined the PCMR team in 2013.
Dave has worked in the ski and snowboard industry since 2000 and joined the PCMR team in the spring of 2014.
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PO Box 39
Park City, UT 84060
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