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Safety Sunday: Ski and Snowboard Safety Tips from Jake Ziemski, Colorado Ski Patroller of the Year

by Colorado Snow Sensei on Dec.02, 2013, under Colorado Skiing, Resorts

Jake Ziemski

Jake Ziemski, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

By Kristen Lummis,

This summer, Jake Ziemski, an avalanche technician at Arapahoe Basin, was chosen as the Colorado Ski Country USA “Patroller of the Year.”

With this honor, Jake becomes the seventh A-Basin patroller to receive this award. He joins Ryan Evanczyk, currently the snow safety director, Patrick O’Sullivan, the resort’s risk manager, Rebecca Hodgetts, Tnoy Cammarata, the A Basin ski patrol director, Kelly Deeter and Leif Borgeson.

Clearly, A-Basin has a long and strong tradition of on-mountain safety.

Safety Matters

Parents are often concerned about safety when their kids start skiing. Even if they ski or ride themselves, it’s easy to imagine accidents happening. The same is true for biking, football, and even ballet. It’s easy to let your imagination run wild.

Luckily, it’s also easy to prevent most accidents and mishaps. Here are some safety tips from Jake Ziemski, the Colorado Patroller of the Year. (continue reading…)

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Safety Sunday: The Ski Patrol’s Canine Companions

by Colorado Snow Sensei on Nov.24, 2013, under Colorado Skiing

Thanks to the diligent work of the ski patrol, getting caught in an inbounds avalanche is exceptionally unlikely anywhere in Colorado Ski Country. However, if Mother Nature conspires against you and you get caught in a slide, there’s a good chance that a specially trained Ski Patrol doggy will dig you out, lick your face, and ply you with brandy.

Last season, Wolf Creek’s Patrol Director Eric Dietemeyer showed us this cool training session for Rico, one of their trusted rescue dogs.

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