Monday, February 1, 2016

Colorado Rapid Avalanche Deployment - CRAD

Someone asked what the piles of snow were for at the bottom of The East Wall. We are hosting an avalanche rescue dog seminar for CRAD this week. The piles are part of the training grounds. 17 dogs and their handlers and a number of Avalanche Techs are taking part in the exercise. Representatives from many Colorado ski areas and rescue groups are here. CRAD combines skilled dogs and humans with the aid of a Flight for Life helicopter for rapid deployment creating an opportunity for a successful rescue. A very impressive program run by a group of dedicated professionals.

.........And we had a foot of snow the last two days and it is dumping right now.

.........And don't forget the Beacon Bowl is this Saturday, February 6.

.........And the skiing was incredible today.