Saturday fundraiser helps Powderhorn Resort's patrollers
March 4, 2019
By P.J. GLISSON
BESSEMER — Anyone who has had a problem while skiing knows the value of a ski patroller.
Persons in that role are like the state troopers of the ski slopes, continually traveling the routes to be sure that everyone remains safe.
It’s a volunteer job, according to Alex Young, who has been a patroller since 2012 at Bessemer’s Powderhorn Mountain Resort. He said his job is to promote safety proactively, to monitor daily runs, and to address emergencies as needed.
“We’ve got, I believe, 33 primary patrollers,” said Young Saturday as he showed...