John Cameron: Ski Patrol In Colorado Presentation
Want to know more about the history and contemporary state of Ski Patrol in colorado? Join us for a talk by John Cameron, author of Ski Patrol in Colorado.
The Army's 10th Mountain Division, developed during World War II for combat missions in the mountains of northern Italy, evolved into ski patrols as we know them today. Far-reaching and nuanced, the job of a ski patroller combines long days, physically demanding work in high alpine environments, and the ability to respond to complex medical emergencies. In Colorado, ski patrol has grown from a volunteer operation to a professional workforce--incorporating advancements in lifesaving techniques, avalanche forecasting, and specialized guest services. Relying heavily on their fellow patrollers, life-long friendships are forged on the mountain and often embellished in legendary tales--many of which are shared within
John's passion for wild places leads him to the Southwest where the mountains drew him in. Work as a journalist and an independent writer satisfies his constant curiosity.