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Tahoe Backcountry Ski Patrol

TBSP Patrollers geting a briefing on helicopter protocols
About Tahoe Backcountry Ski Patrol
Learn more about the patrol and our activities.
Join the Patrol
Introduction to the Tahoe Backcountry Ski Patrol! Instructions for prospective candidates.
TBSP in the News
News articles and press clippings about Tahoe Backcountry Ski Patrol.
Schedule an on-the-snow introduction to backcountry patrolling.


Patrol Manual
Read up on the policies and protocols of the Tahoe Backcountry Ski Patrol.
Current conditions
Links for up to date weather, traffic and avalanche information.
Links for physical conditioning, tree-well immersion, etc.
Simple GPS route to Peter Grubb Hut

Avalanche Class links

Dry Gulch Avalanche 12/5/2010:

Video - Avalanche Skier POV Helmet Cam Burial & Rescue in Haines, Alaska:

Danger Rose Tutorial:

Avalanche Encyclopedia (UAC):

Extended Compression Test:

Shear Quality video (UAC):

Strategic Shovelling:

Online Tutorials:

The film “A Dozen More Turns” can be found at:

  part 1 of 3: [1]: 
  part 2 of 3: [2]:
  part 3 of 3: [3]:

Snow crystals and physics of their formation.

Transceiver reviews:

AIARE - the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Training:

Snow pit plotting software(free):

About the Patrol

A short slideshow about TBSP Patrols and Search and Rescue!

Information for Patrollers

Search And Rescue
Information and Signup Instructions for the Search and Rescue Team.
Boreal Patrol
Instructions for your Boreal day.
Hobart Chalet
Chalet instructions for this year.
Avalanche Related Resources
Links about avalanche stuff.
Operations - things to fix
Bulletin board for posting items needing attention, or volunteering to fix it!.
Senior Program
Information on how and why to become a Senior Patroller in TBSP.

Learn about wikis: [Quick Start instructions from wikipedia], [a full tutorial on using wikis], and How to upload files.

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