VIDEO: What It Takes to Open Snowbird, UT on a Powder Day

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It takes a helluva lotta work to get Snowbird ski resort in Utah open on a powder day.  Not all of us appreciate nor understand just how much work it takes patrollers to get the hill safe for us.

This video shows us just how much work it takes and exactly what it takes to get Snowbird open on a powder day. 

Patrollers are some of the hardest working people in the business and certainly the hardest working on the hill each day.  Yet, they are grossly underpaid.  We need to fix this and fix it fast.

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Take a look behind the scenes with the men and women who make our powder days a possibility. In this episode of Powder People, Ski Utah teams up with Snowbird Ski Patrol to show you what really goes into safely managing a resort like Snowbird. From avalanche control to responding to injuries, Ski Patrollers work hard so we can have fun. Ski Utah says thanks to all of Utah’s ski patrollers for keeping us safe on The Greatest Snow on Earth®.

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3 thoughts on “VIDEO: What It Takes to Open Snowbird, UT on a Powder Day

  1. You can learn a lot watching avalanche control being done – at an area that requires it. They start shooting, or throwin’ bombs at first light., though.

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