Angus and I have been a team for nearly 4 years now at Sundance Resort. We completed our first Level A test at Deer Valley two years ago. We were excited to come off a great WBR dog school at Brighton and Solitude and head back to the Cottonwoods to test this year.
Sundance Ski Patrol hosted the monthly WBR training for March, it was a night drill. The goal was to expose the teams to searching in a low light night time rescue situation. Every team had the opportunity to search three different sites in a rolling scenario.
Wow, what a great experience! My adventure started out at 4:30am picking up Andy & Zeke from Park City Ski Patrol, they were going to be my travel partners. Our plans were to fly to Zurich and take a train up to the town of Andermatt where the dog school was set for training. Zeke was great and had no problems traveling by air or ground, we arrived late Friday afternoon with everything set up for us, we were not allowed to go to our room until we had a hot meal prepared for us. This was just the first of many great meals to come over the next week.
Sundance Ski Patrol would like to welcome John "Woody" and his black lab Angus as the newest level "A" team to the Sundance Ski Patrol. Woody and Angus successfully passed their level "A" testing at Deer Valley and are off to a great start!