Breckenridge All Mountain team Q&A
The snow just keeps falling here in Summit County! The Breckenridge Ski Patrol has been busy keeping our terrain and guests safe on the mountain. But did you know Breck Patrol is also involved in various educational capacities within our community?
Last week, Andy Jensen and Hunter Mortensen from Breck Ski Patrol hosted the Breckenridge All Mountain Team (BAM kids) at Breckenridge Ski Resort. Patrol gave kids an intro to the mountain environment and Doug Pierini, Director of Skier Services, gave us the lowdown.
What is BAM?
This program is a season long program designed to teach kids about all aspects of skiing or snowboarding in the mountains. They continually work on basic skill development while also getting an introduction to racing, freestyle, big mountain skiing/riding, and education surrounding the mountain environment. They are taught about mountain etiquette, safe travel in an alpine environment, avalanche safety, etc. From BAM, kids are given a solid foundation to move in whatever direction interests them, whether it is competitive racing or becoming a back country enthusiast. We are creating complete skiers and riders.
What does this program mean to Patrol?
This is an opportunity for patrol to help educate kids in being safe in a mountain environment. It also gives insight into what they do and how much it takes to keep the mountain safe for our guests. Their input has been invaluable to the experience we are creating for these kids.
Visit the Breck All Mountain team page for more information. To stay up to date on program happenings, please add yourself to the email distribution list by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.