Its Backcountry Safety Weekend here at JHMR, and this Friday and Sunday Teton County Search and Rescue and Classic Air Medical are bringing their helicopters and staff to the top of the Bridger Gondola.
January is the National Ski Areas Association Safety Month, and we are pleased to announce three days of event promoting safety over this MLK weekend.
On Friday, January 15th a TCSAR helicopter will be based atop the Bridger Gondola from 9AM – 1PM for an exciting experiential demo for the skiing public. Search and Rescue volunteers, in addition to JHMR Ski Patrol, will be on hand to answer any questions, hand out information on backcountry safety and also perform beacon checks and avalanche dog drills. On Saturday, January 16th the JHMR Safety Posse will be out on the slopes rewarding safe skiing behavior by passing out stickers, candy, and new collectable avalanche dog safety cards. Sunday, January 17th the Classic Air Medical Helicopter will be stationed atop the Bridger Gondola for the public to check out from 11AM until 2PM. (All helicopter staging is weather dependent).
In partnership with Teton County Search and Rescue this video about the Jackson Hole backcountry outlines some of the hazards and potential implications of backcountry usage. Know before you go, and educate yourself!