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Big White brings in the troops

If you were up at Big White Ski Resort this weekend you might have been shocked to see army personnel running around, but don't worry, they were invited.

Big White Ski Resort hosted the Army Reservists that serve in the BC Dragoons for the day on Sunday. 

At this annual event, the reservists combined work and play by incorporating an avalanche skills training session into their time on the mountain.

Training took place at Big White Ski Resort in the Black Forest parking lot where three skill training stations have been set up:  avalanche transceiver, probing and shoveling.

“In the future, Big White Ski Patrol and the Central Okanagan Search and Rescue wish to utilize the army as an additional resource should we have a large back country avalanche response. The training that we're doing today is the first step towards achieving this goal,” explained Kris Hawryluik, the Director of Ski Patrol at Big White Ski Resorted.


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