October 5th Patrol Meeting Re-Cap:

Thank you to everyone who came out to the patrol meeting at the Church last night to hear updates about SKI PATROL this season. Here is the 1 minute recap:

Bridget will be locking down the Patrol Roster next week with the help of Lin (making sure people who want to patrol with us are on our roster, people who have moved away or who want to be categorized other than ‘active’ list correctly) – when that happens an email will go out that you may all pay dues.

We had the best OEC refresher in history according to over 10 patrollers this year on the 30th of September – Special thank you to all the instructors and Sue S. for making this happen! IF you couldn’t be at this amazing Cycle A refresher this year with BMNSP we have you covered; here are 2 other options:
1. October 28th : Ski Cooper
2. October 29th : Diamond Peaks (email Bridget if you need help getting to one of these events)

Cindy discussed the next Avalanche Level I class that will be held this winter. Dates are classroom 12/4/2017 & 12/11/2017 6-10pm, Beacon Practice Wednesday 12/6/2017 or 12/13/2017 and Field Days 1/6/2017 & 1/7/2017. If you want to help with this course – please email Cindy at gagnonc2@comcast.net

Ski Swap Info:
Boulder Nordic Club Event – November 8th 5:30pm at the Elks Club
Grand Nordic Ski Swap – October 27th 5pm at Snow Mountain Ranch

On-The-Hill Ski Patrol Refresher (Bear): 8:30am be at the Nederland Fire Station (topics will be SAT Phones, SPOT Units, Radios, Forest Service Talk, Info about Indian Peaks Wilderness Alliance) Move to Brainard Lake winter parking lot 12:30 (Meeting with Indian Peaks Fire and viewing their rescue sled, Warming hut/duties review, Trail Head and Radio orientation) 4:30 Taco Party at Bridget’s.

Directions to Bridget’s house: Address =101 Hickok Trail in Ward, CO 80481. Leaving Brainard Lake road go Left onto the Peak to Peak Hwy, drive North about 4 miles to a Right onto Overland Road (dirt), take that East 2.2 miles to a very sharp Right onto Ranch Road (this is the Bar-K Ranch). Drive up Ranch Road to the Y, Go Left at the Y and drive to your 2nd Left Turn onto Hickok Trail (it’s just at the bottom of a small hill), Left on Hickok Trail, we are the 1st A-Frame House on the Left (2 driveways – 2nd is easier small field for parking). Bring a favorite salsa or dessert! We will supply the meat/veggies and basic toppings for tacos. BYOB – we do have an IPA on tap as well.

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