Carnival weekend is a long three days with patrol working both nordic races and alpine races on Friday and Saturday. The Sunday after carnival is traditionally “Rookie Day”- a day in which the rookies run the mountain with Sean and Jeff on standby. Daryl’s write-up of Rookie day: “On the morning of Sunday the 28th […]Read more "Rookie Day and Carnival Classic races at Rikert!"
This week for training, we are covering blood related emergencies and how to treat them. At the Snow Bowl we commonly see soft tissue injuries: abrasions or bruising from falling on ice, open wounds from the edge of a ski or snowboard, and burns and cuts that occur in the kitchen. For the most part, […]Read more "Blood Related Emergencies 2/22-26"
After a great February break, the students are back and patrol is in full force. Thanks to Angie, Tucker, Caroline, Atticus, and Roger for a great 9 days. As Tucker explained in the previous post, we focused a lot of our training on femur-related emergencies over break and these great patrollers helped relay all of […]Read more "Femur Incidents 2/15-2/20"
Tucker Angier, senior and co-president of ski patrol wrote this account of our on-hill traction splint training. “This week as part of our continual effort to improve quality of care and efficiency on the hill, we participated in a traction splinting training. Traction splinting is the process of pulling on someone’s ankle, in the event […]Read more "Traction Training"
Each year Middlebury hosts a graduation ceremony in the spring for regular admittance students and in February for the “Febs” or February admittance students. This Saturday, the community celebrated the graduation of the Feb class of 2015.5 as the graduates skied down the Snow Bowl, accelerating out of College and into the “real world.” Saturday morning began […]Read more "Feb Graduation! 2/6"
Sophie Leiter, a Sophomore on patrol, wrote this account of training from Monday and Tuesday. As part of our continuing efforts to provide the best possible care at the Bowl we all participate in weekly trainings. This week’s trainings were aimed at getting hands on experience running through a backboarding incident. For rookies, or even […]Read more "Backboarding and Blue Skies Feb. 1/2"
This weekend, each patroller examined the oxygen packs used in on-hill incidents. Below is senior patroller Sarah Fossett exploring the contents of the oxygen packs. Sarah has a very busy Saturday, responding to four calls (could that be an all-time one-day record?) This is Sarah’s account of the day: “The first patient was an approximately 30 […]Read more "Senior Patroller Sarah Fossett, 1/30"
BRING SPRING SKIING CONDITIONS! It is always such a blast to get out and ski slush like it is powder. There are many secrets to a happy relationship with the Snow Bowl, whether it is appreciating any awesome link-up of five turns in the woods, skiing big off of the smallest features, or in today’s case, finding the […]Read more "Rainy Day Blues 1/26"
“Come in patrol. This is Ben on the lower right side of the Lang. I have a 20 year old patient with a knee injury. I need a toboggan and two additional patrollers. No need for oxygen or the head bag. For the rest of the mountain, this is a practice exercise.” Over the past […]Read more "Weekend, January 23/24"
MLK weekend brought an onslaught of skiers to both the Snow Bowl and to Rikert. On Monday, Middlebury High School hosted a high school nordic race at Rikert. Sophie Leiter and Chiara Lawrence worked in coordination with the Ripton Volunteer Ambulance to assist any racers in need. The Rikert staff and the race community were […]Read more "Responding at Rikert"