Mark

 

Mark is a life-long Utah and Park City resident. He started his career on the Park City Ski Patrol in 1990 and has been the Assistant Snow Safety Supervisor since 2006.

Posts by Mark

Storm of the year (so far)

We received a lot of snow of the past week, here's why some areas of our mountain are still not safe for skiing and riding.

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Video of Avalanche Control work in Jupiter

With storms in our near future, we've started working in the Upper Mountain.

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A Little Snow Science

We’ve been getting a little bit of snow lately. No huge storms to get excited about, but a few inches a week have certainly helped freshen things up.

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Beyond Bonanza: A Season Update

"So why can't we just open more stuff?" you're thinking. "The mountain looks white and I see all those tracks under Silverlode." The reality is, for the most part it goes beyond just having snow on a run.

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Early Season Exploring

Though the lower half of the resort is open, the patrollers have already started looking higher

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Patrollers Hanging About on Ropes

See what lift evacuation training is all about and tag along with our HR Recruiter Steve as he gives it a go.

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October Snow = December Avalanches

In the Snow Safety Department we often take a different look at early storms. Understand that snow never just sits there waiting for more snow; it is constantly changing.

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Opening Jupiter Early, Just like "Back in The Day"

If all continues on track, we plan to have Jupiter lift at Park City Mountain Resort open Thursday morning.

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Halfway to Winter: A Midsummer's Night Post

I took note of today's date and realized we're at a halfway point. Halfway through summer, halfway to next winter; however you prefer to look at it.

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Time to Catch Up

I ran the numbers for the cycle and from January 18 to 28 we picked up 79 inches in Jupiter and 60 at the Summit.

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Day 13

The resort finally looks like a ski mountain and conditions are just unreal. Patrollers and locals alike have had more good powder days in a row than many of us can remember.

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Andy and Zeke in the Alps part 4

We just finished the last day, everyone in my group did there first official "blind" test.

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Andy and Zeke in the Alps part 3

Zeke is doing great, Marcel loves him and he is using us as examples to demonstrate the next progression in the phase drills.

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Andy and Zeke in the Alps part 2

Well everything went well getting here; Zeke slept for about 8 hours on the flight and stared at people the other 2 hours.

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Big Wally Update

I'm so very sad to say that it looks like Mark Wolling of the Jackson Hole Ski Patrol will not survive the night.

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Thursday night update

Tomorrow morning at sunrise we will be up on Pinecone Ridge. We plan to shoot the upper end (Pinecone Bowl to Two Goons) and have it open for you by mid-morning if all goes well.

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A Fallen Pard

This morning at 8:30 in Jackson Hole a veteran patroller, Mark Wolling was caught, buried, and injured in an avalanche while doing control work.

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A Stormy New Year

Our 24 hour total is 8 inches which the wind has pushed around into pillows a couple feet deep.

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The Stick of Dumb

On Friday evenings we, the patrol, gather at our local pub for some end of week decompression. As part of this "safety meeting" we have a tradition of presenting one patroller with the Bad Judgment Award, otherwise known as the Stick of Dumb.

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Wisconsin Cold

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Industrial Winter part 2

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Industrial Winter

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Starting off, Thanksgiving 09

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Pinecone Thursday

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Jupiter New Year Update

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New Year's Eve on Jupiter

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Day at McConkey's

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Wind and Snow and Wind

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A Rookie Bootpacking Extravaganza!!

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Snow and Rookies

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