Pajarito Mountain Ski Patrol welcomed two patrollers from Snowmass Ski Patrol, Aspen, Colo. From left, Pajarito Ski Patrol Director Bill Somersault and members Ryan Carlson, Wendi Ackerly, Denny Hjeresen, Jerry Doughty and Mike O’Neill. Courtesy photo
Pajarito Mountain Ski Patrollers Eric Schaller and Chris Mooney recently participated in an exchange program with patrollers from Aspen Highlands Ski Area.
Two patrollers from Aspen Highlands, Ryan Carlson and Jerry Doughty spent a day at Pajarito Mountain and then the Pajarito patrollers visited Snowmass and Aspen Highlands. The exchange was sponsored by Pajarito Mountain Ski Area General Manager Tom Long.
Out on morning avalanche control explosives routes with Snowmass Patrol. In the upper right corner is an ‘explosives tram cable’. Explosives charges are suspended above the snowpack from this cable in order to achieve an ‘air-burst’, thereby disturbing a larger area of snow. Courtesy photo
Brian Dellabatto, a Los Alamos native who set up the exchange program, gives Pajarito patrollers Chris Mooney and Eric Schaller the grand tour of Snowmass Mountain. Courtesy photo
This is the view, including the 14,163-foot Maroon Bells, from Patrol Headquarters at Aspen Highlands Mountain. Courtesy photo
Pajarito Patroller Chris Mooney hikes Highlands Bowl on openings with the Aspen Highlands Ski Patrol. Courtesy photo
Pajarito Patroller Eric Schaller is happy about life in general at Highlands Peak on openings with the Aspen Highlands Ski Patrol. Courtesy photo
Pajarito Patroller Chris Mooney arrives at Highlands Peak after a long hike on openings with Aspen Highlands Ski Patrol. Courtesy photo
Aspen Highlands Patroller Dan Goddard explains the proper use of their specially designed CPR toboggan, which allows patrollers to perform more effective cardio-pulmonary resuscitation of a patient while transporting them down the mountain. Courtesy photo