Gondola Training. Volunteers Needed!

Location: Breckenridge
October 11, 2014

Breckenridge Ski Patrol is looking for 150 volunteers to participate in their annual gondola evacuation training on Saturday, October 11, 2014. Free parking, donuts, and barbecue lunch will be provided.

The training exercise will begin at the base of the BreckConnect gondola at 8:30 a.m. (dress for the weather) and conclude around noon. Ski patrol will hold an optional open discussion and BBQ lunch following the training. Lunch details will be announced at the base of the gondola on the morning of the training. 

This exercise is a great way to educate the public on the ski patrol’s safety response techniques in the event a gondola evacuation is needed. All ski patrol members have previously acquired the necessary skills to safely conduct an evacuation. While the timing may vary depending on your location when the lift stops, you can reasonably expect to be “trapped” in a gondola cabin for about an hour.  Rest assured, all members of our team are well-qualified and adequately trained to handle the tasks assigned to them.

If interested in participating, please contact Duke Barlow, email: dbarlow@vailresorts.com or call: (970) 453-5000.

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