Alta Ski Patrol doing their thing, so we can do ours!

Powderhound Matt

By Powderhound Matt \ November 23 2011 \ 3 Comments

On Tuesday morning, I happened to be in the right place at the right time.  In the past, I've never been fortunate enough to actually get the shot of ski patrol thrwoing hand charges on the slopes while doing thier avalanche control work.  On Tuesday morning, from the top of the Wildcat and Collins Chair Lifts at Alta , I was able to watch ski patrol in action. Patrol was prepping Ballroom and Baldy Shoulder so all that all the powder crazed skiers could have a fun and safe afternoon skiing powder. Once they completed their patrol routes the powder frenzy was on! Remember people, ski patrol is out there day in and day out, doing an extremely dangerous job, all so that we can enjoy the mountain safetly. Don't be afraid to say thanks from time to time. Remember these are the people keeping you and I safe! On this Thanksgiving I'm thankful for all the awesome ski patrollers we have here in Utah. Thanks again for all your hard work.

Oh and if you haven't heard already the Tram is set to run on Thanksgiving over at Snowbird! Who is with me?




Matt Baydala, originally from Rockville Centre, New York, sniffed his way to Park City, Utah in 2006. Since then, he has built a career as the Owner of the Park City restaurant Yuki Yama Sushi. His passion and appreciation for the diversity of Utah’s wintersports product make him the perfect Powderhound. "For me skiing The Greatest Snow on Earth is not just a hobby; it’s an obsession," exclaimed Baydala. "Now I have the opportunity to share this awesome life we live out here with the entire skiing community."