A Sign of Season's Change

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No surer sign of a season's coming shift: Bogus Basin needs ski patrollers.

If you think you're hot enough, like skiing or boarding in all kinds of weather, and you can ride while towing a sled, have they got a job for you.

Here's the info from Gretchen Anderson up at Bogus:

The 2009 Special Olympic Winter World Games are coming to Boise and Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area. In preparation for this, the Bogus Basin Ski Patrol is accepting new candidates for its 2007/2008 training program. The Ski Patrol is a volunteer program and serves Bogus Basin’s guests and area managers on weekends.

BBSP is seeking advanced and expert level alpine and nordic skiers and snowboarders who are prepared and committed to participate in intense training. Serving on the patrol is a very rewarding community service experience. The work is challenging, the pay is in gratitude and the Ski Patrol is entrusted with significant responsibilities.

If this interests you and you have always dreamed of opening the mountain on untracked snow -- prepare to earn your white cross! As a Patroller—you are the elite, the best of the best.

The registration deadline for the next Outdoor Emergency Care session is August 15, 2007. This session will require attendance on Wednesday evenings through November 15th, 2007. For more information and to apply please visit the Bogus Basin Patrol Web site.