SWAIN — The phrase “bluebird day” is rarely used outside the jargon of the snow sports world.
As the ski season comes into full bloom, skiers at Swain have been enjoying bright, “bluebird” days, with clear skies, sun on the snow and milder temperatures. The current forecast for the Swain Ski Patrol Open House this coming Sunday is “mostly cloudy” with temperatures in the 20s. Still very good skiing conditions.
Skiers and snowboarders do not have to wait until there has been an accident to get to know the Swain Ski Patrol. On Sunday March 1, Ski Patrol is hosting an open house that includes a free one day lift pass and lunch. Hours are 10 to 2 each day.
Many of the best skiers on the hill belong to the National Ski Patrol. This esteemed national organization was formed in the 1930s to provide safety and first aid for the recreational ski industry. The Swain Ski Patrol is seeking new members. Participation in the open house is by no means an obligation to join Ski Patrol. It is a chance for skiers and snow boarders to have a look close up as to what the men and women in the red coats do.
Space is limited for the open house. Participants are asked to pre-register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling membership coordinator Steve Walker at 607-382-3195.