I stayed a bit later than usual at TLine today because the skiing was so good. On my next to last run (say 2:15ish) I came upon 5 or 6 sets of crossed skis on the right-hand side of the second "twist" of Twister. The owners (patrol) were 4 or 5 feet into the woods working on somebody very hard and the backboard was out. The condition on that section was scoured by the wind and could only be described as "eastern hard pack". It was hard to watch and ski but from the feet it looked like they were working on an adult male. I finished the run and took another (rode the lift back to the top) and they still hadn't made a move when I went by again, although the sled was now there. That was my last run from the top, so I didn't go by there again.
Somebody please tell me it was a drill, but it sure didn't look like it.
Drill or not, everybody be careful out there - especially towards the end of the day when the legs aren't quite as fresh as when you went out.
Yep, Clay I think it was a drill. I saw them practicing in various places on the mountain all weekend.
Well that's good news. I didn't see them practicing anywhere else. Whew!