Ski Patrol in Colorado
These mailable vintage-photograph postcards celebrate Colorado's ski patrol, which has grown from a volunteer operation to a professional workforce—incorporating advancements in lifesaving techniques, avalanche forecasting, and specialized guest services. 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.
Arcadia Publishing
: 9781467102612
: Arcadia Publishing
: 11/26/2018
: Colorado
: Postcards of America
: 200
: 6 (w) x 4.25 (h)
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By winter, John B. Cameron is a ski patroller in Colorado, but during the off-season he is a writer and journalist. Eric D. Miller is a flight nurse, member of the Air National Guard, and a volunteer Advanced Life Support provider for a ski patrol in Colorado.
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