Age: 1 year and 3 months
Type of dog: American Field Lab
Years on Patrol: This is her rookie year
Favorite part about working on the mountain: Finding stuff under the snow
When she’s not working, her favorite thing is to: Go for a hike with her family
Favorite treat/toy: Her Dragon
Coolest trick: Swimming to the bottom of rivers to pick up sticks
Handler: Jeff Thompson
Type of dog: black Labrador
Years on Patrol: 3
Favorite part about working on the mountain: running through deep powder
When she’s not working, her favorite thing is to: raft and chase birds
Favorite treat/toy: frisbee!
Coolest trick: I can throw many tennis balls and she will bring back the one we’ve been playing with.
Handler: Chris Johnson
Type of dog: Silver Labrador Retriever
Years on Patrol: 1
Favorite part about working on the mountain: being outside as much as possible
When she’s not working, her favorite thing is to: swim in the river, go on backpacking trips, and take long naps in the Colorado sunshine.
Favorite treat/toy: her rope toy so she can play tug
Coolest trick: her coolest trick is her job, finding people buried under the snow.
Handler: Michael Wolk
Type of dog: chocolate lab/German short hair pointer mix.
Years on Patrol: She started her career at Moonlight Basin in Montana, she worked there for 4 years and then came on to Beaver Creek the last 3 years.
Favorite part about working on the mountain:seeing all of her coworkers and hanging on the sunny deck at McCoy patrol
When she’s not working, her favorite thing is to: She loves to play fetch and could do it all day long. She enjoys floating in a raft watching her friends catch fish.
Handler: Ronnie Burnett
Type of dog: Australian Cattle Dog mixed with Border Collie.
Years on Patrol: 7
Favorite part about working on the mountain: All of her canine buddies, and all her friendly patroller friends.
When not working, her favorite thing to do is Frisbee.
Favorite treat: Bacon.
Favorite toy: Kong Frisbee and her Hedgehog.
Coolest trick: Can jump in the truck through the window. She also rides horses!
Handler: Dave Martin.
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What a week it’s been! With large snow accumulations intermixed with beautiful blue skies, we’re wrapping up the last few weeks of the season with the signature spring powder Beaver Creek is known for.