Freshman Patrolling the Slopes

Freshman Ava Gardner is one of the youngest Ski Patrollers in the nation.
     Freshman Ava Gardner recently attended the National Ski Patrol Powderfall Convention in Colorado. While at the conference, Gardner met an avalanche dog and her handler and watched a live demonstration. She attended a class about Mountain Bike Patrolling and learned how to recruit more young patrollers.
     The required aged for a patroller is 15 at Wintergreen, which is the youngest age of any resort. Wintergreen is Gardner’s home resort. She tested there the day she turned 15, making her one of the youngest patrollers in the nation.
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  • Beth Carithers
    Go Ava! You are amazing!
  • Andrea Randle
    Ava also hiked the Grand Canyon rim to rim to rim in 2 days when she was 10...heroic!
  • Andrea Randle
    Ava also hiked the Grand Canyon rim to rim to rim in 2 days. Heroic at the age of 10!

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