Should snow boarders be allowed to be ski patrollers?
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I don't see why it would be an issue on a day to day basis, but i've only seen one problem with it. Last year i did ski patrol at blue mountain in PA and someone fell real hard on the landing of a jump. He was on the landing, and it was so icy that none of the snowboarders i was skiing with were able to get footing on the jump to get to the patient.
So me being the only skier, I had to like ice chip into the landing to get to him. But i'm not exactly a big person muscle wise, and we had to call a bunch of skier only patrollers to actually get him off the ramp and onto a backboard and sled