Slideshow: Snowmass Ski Patrol hosts third-graders for a day of learning |

Slideshow: Snowmass Ski Patrol hosts third-graders for a day of learning

Photos by Jeremy Wallace/The Aspen Times
Snowmass Ski Patrol members take questions from third-graders Friday on the mountain.
Jeremy Wallace/The Aspen Times |

The Snowmass Ski Patrol hosted 3rd graders from Carbondale’s Crystal River Elementary School Friday. The students arrived at the Base Village in the morning for a ride up the Elk Camp Gondola. At the top they split into their classes and rotated between activities including a snowcat ride, an up-haul rescue set-up, basic first-aid, a practice at throwing inert 2-pound explosives and beacon-searching, as well as watching an avalanche dog drill. During lunch, a naturalist from ACES naturalist spoke to the kids about ecology before they headed home.

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