Drills are unannounced so as to best simulate actual avalanche incidents: they can happen at any time, regardless of snow and weather conditions, and who is on patrol duty that day. Response may vary based on these and other factors, and is a realistic and useful tool with respect to fine-tuning our response as a patrol, and individual and group learning experiences.
In addition to unannounced drills, two avalanche incident drills may be scheduled in advance and published on the patrol website calendar. Scheduled drills are designed to accommodate patrollers who wish to participate in this activity but may otherwise miss such an opportunity due to scheduling and patrol day conflicts. For the 2015-2016 season, drills are TBD.
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