I had many a fun year patrolling.
Pro'd at Bromley during the gas rationing, Vol'd at Windham when it was still a private ski club, was the Leader at a one slope town run hill in Lebanon, NH.
Had a blast since I was 15 and use to cut school to ski at the local hill-now closed- Dutchess Mt.
After years of being inactive, was asked by my new Leader to redo my Senior test. I went all smiles. My first Senior test was at Pico, during a blizzard...all the examiners saying what a great atmosphere! The second time was a beautiful snow/sky day at Okemo.
Patrollers get to do a lot of neat stuff. Loved the mountaineering and avalanche courses. Have taken them many times.
I've given up Patrolling 3 years ago to spend time coaching/instructing. At times it is boring compared to what I use to do!
Question: If it weren't for patrollers hauling you off the slopes, would you still do the crazy stuff you do? Notice I said "hauling you off", not "Bawling yo off".
"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger"
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