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Ski Patrol Olympics: Going for the Gold in Squaw Valley

Ski Patrol Olympics: Going for the Gold in Squaw Valley

[ Tue, 2010-04-13 15:42 ]
ski patrol olympics
Squaw Valley hosts the first ever Ski Patrol Olympics April 16-18.

Ski patrol performs some pretty gnarly tasks: transporting injured skiers down the mountain at high speeds, detonating explosives to prevent avalanches and leading search and rescue missions on formidable terrain. This weekend at California’s Squaw Valley, patrollers from across North America will showcase their skills in the first ever Professional Ski Patrol Olympics. Contenders will compete for prizes and a $1,500 cash purse, courtesy of Helly Hansen.

The Ski Patrol Olympics will feature a variety of events, including a randonée race, beacon competition, GS race, sled race, bamboo throw, and simulated bomb throw. Spectators can view the competition from the comfort of the Cornice II Snow Lounge (at the base of the Headwall chairlift), while soaking up some spring rays and enjoying on-mountain barbeque.

Ski Patrollers are invited to register for $89. The price includes a two-day lift ticket, two on-snow barbeque lunches and entrance to the registration party on Friday, the preliminary awards ceremony on Saturday and the final ceremony on Sunday. Spectators can join the patrollers for lunch on Friday and Saturday for $20 per meal or $35 for both.

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