Three Young Adult Patrollers and five YAP candidates from Pajarito Mountain Ski Patrol traveled to Sunlight Mountain Resort recently in Colorado for the Annual Rocky Mountain Division YAP Jamboree.
YAPS JoAnna O’Neill, John Rees and Max Herrmann, and candidates Ethan Aulwes, Justin Holmes, Gustavo Rogers, Chris Buntain and Kai Coblentz participated in the two-day event with other young adults from Loveland, Sandia and Sunlight ski areas.
The skiers trained and practiced on toboggan techniques with O’Neill and Rees in the more advanced groups and the others in the beginner groups.
They participated in a scenario challenge where they had to transport a two-foot snowman by toboggan downhill to the lift and were judged on creativity and the condition of the snowman when it reached the bottom.
Traveling with the group were YAP advisors David Phillips, Steve Maze, and Julie Maze, patrollers Eric Schaller, Mike O’Neill, patrol medical director Robert McClees, and patrol candidates Heidi Rogers and Jessica Gillis.