NEW PUPS FOR PARK CITY SKI PATROL
9th January 2020 | Kisia Cove
Last modified on January 11th, 2020
These cuties are the two newest members of the Ski Patrol Team. They’re about to start some serious avalanche training in Dog School.
If you need an enticement to ski in Park City, head over this instant to meet the two newest members of the Park City Ski Patrol Team.
They are the cutest pups.
Scamp and Fisher have already started their basic training with their handlers and, now, they will be heading up the mountain to Dog School with the Wasatch Backcountry Rescue (WBR) for some serious avalanche training.
Meet Scamp and Fisher 💖
Park City Mountain has a strong avalanche rescue dog programme.
The dogs are a mix of resort owned and handler owned dogs.
In selecting the dogs, the candidate handlers are encouraged to invite participation of the Park City Mountain Resort trainers and more experienced WBR handlers to help with the selection of their puppies.
This is to increase the potential for training successful search dogs.
About Wasatch Backcountry Rescue:
The primary aim of Wasatch Backcountry Rescue is for rapid response for avalanche rescue, winter related mountain rescue, and medical evacuation incidents using trained professionals and search and rescue dogs.
WBR’s secondary aim is to educate local backcountry users in safe techniques for mountain travel plus the equipment and methods used for self rescue in case of any incident.
The membership of the organisation is big, and what they do is save lives across the mountains of Utah.
It includes teams from professional mountain patrols and emergency care providers from Alta, Snowbird, Solitude, Brighton, Snowbasin, Park City Mountain, Deer Valley, Powder Mountain, the Wasatch Powderbird Guides, Sundance Ski Resort, US Forest Service, Air Med, Life Flight and Utah Department of Transportation.
PlanetSKI is currently in Park City in Utah – read more here as our Editor arrives.
We hope our Editor gets to meet Scamp and Fisher.