Did you know? Several ski resorts in Colorado Ski Country employ highly trained dogs to assist in ski patrol operations. While it's exceptionally rare for avalanches to occur at ski areas, these pups are very well prepared, just in case! Their keen senses of smell and superior digging abilities come in handy when Ski Patrol help out with search and rescue operations in the backcountry, and our Avy dogs always like to put on a show when resorts do safety demonstrations. For example, this very good dog at Aspen Snowmass is engaging in feats of strength to entertain the little ones.
These are the dogs of Colorado Ski Country. Like the rest of the staff at Colorado's ski resorts, Avy dogs are friendly, well trained, and will help you have the best ski day possible.
Rio, one of Arapahoe Basin's elite crew of Avy dogs, enjoys playing around in the snow on a sunny day with the East Wall in the background. Good doggie!
Good dog, ever vigilant at Copper Mountain Resort.
Oh, good doggie!
These dogs at Crested Butte think they're reindeer. Are you going to be the one to tell them rein-dogs aren't real? We think not.
A stunning photo all around from Wolf Creek Ski Area.
This little guy is too cool for (ski) school.
And what would a collection of ski dogs be without a Saint Bernard? This fella from Steamboat even brings his first aid kit along. It's a first aid kit right? We'll go with that.