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I feel like I joined the dark side.

post #1 of 8
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I started OEC classes tonight and part of signing up for the class you become a member of the National Ski Patrol. All through high school Ski Patrol was the enemy. I actually had one patroller tell me my skis are not allowed to leave the surface of the snow. I promptly laughed and skied away. I get along with Ski Patrol great now and work along side them on the mountain all the time. It is just weird being an actual member of the Ski Patrol.
post #2 of 8
You sold out...  Welcome to the establishment
Next thing you know you'll be cutting your hair, skiing facing forward & your pants pulled up near your waist.
JF
post #3 of 8
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I am actually not taking the classes to be a patroller. It will be a good thing for me to have since I am the terrain park supervisor and spend most of my time in the park. I am also the manager of a semi private bike park in the summer and insurance wants all employees to be first aid certified. We figure it will be even better if I get OEC trained.
post #4 of 8
Congrats, commendable...  Patrollers are the unsung heroes of the mountain.
JF
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  Patrollers are the unsung heroes of the mountain.
JF

Yes they are, no one puts in more time on the hill day after day..no one.
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I am actually not taking the classes to be a patroller. It will be a good thing for me to have since I am the terrain park supervisor and spend most of my time in the park. I am also the manager of a semi private bike park in the summer and insurance wants all employees to be first aid certified. We figure it will be even better if I get OEC trained.

Very smart call.
post #7 of 8
Ski patrol is OK by me.  No problems with ski patrol here.  Kinda like 'em to be honest.
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I started OEC classes tonight and part of signing up for the class you become a member of the National Ski Patrol. All through high school Ski Patrol was the enemy. I actually had one patroller tell me my skis are not allowed to leave the surface of the snow. I promptly laughed and skied away. I get along with Ski Patrol great now and work along side them on the mountain all the time. It is just weird being an actual member of the Ski Patrol.
 


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