Ski Patrol Case Study: Responding with CalTopo Teams
About Beaver Creek Ski Patrol (BCSP)
- Location: Beaver Creek Ski Resort in Edwards, CO
- Average snowfall: 325 inches per year
- Terrain: 167 trails spread out over 2000+ skiable acres, ranging from groomed runs to steep glades and chutes
Based in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, BCSP never knows exactly what type of call might come in. The professional ski patrol regularly responds to calls from lost, injured, or immobile guests on the resort as well as more complex incidents, including accidents and avalanches in the terrain adjacent to the resort that often require cooperation with outside agencies. BCSP needed a user-friendly solution that would allow them to quickly share information, coordinate patrollers, and streamline their response to any type of incident.
A CalTopo team account allows BCSP to seamlessly connect their entire patrol on one platform, making it easy to share information and respond effectively to any call. All team members can instantly access any team maps from a computer or mobile device. Edits to team maps, including live recording tracks for patrollers on the hill, will appear in real-time for anyone on the team with a data connection. Team specific features like SMS locators enable BCSP to quickly gather crucial information about a call and coordinate an effective response. Check out the graphic below to learn more about how BCSP uses their team account to respond to a typical call.
If a call requires cooperation with outside agencies, BCSP can easily share maps with people outside of the team account, facilitating a more coordinated interagency response. For complex and large-scale incidents, BCSP also has the option to create a Mutual Aid Incident, allowing them to quickly onboard people from outside agencies and rapidly scale up as needed.
Whether the call comes from on or off the hill, a CalTopo team account has allowed BCSP to improve how their patrol responds. “A CalTopo team account allows us to see the bigger picture and coordinate an effective response,” says Brian Vestal, BCSP Snow Safety Director. “It’s been a game changer for our patrol.”
CalTopo team accounts are priced based on organization size. If you’d like to learn more about CalTopo team accounts, visit caltopo.com/teams or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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