How many of you have the ski patrol phone number on your phone?

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    How many of you have the ski patrol phone number on your phone?

    Just read an account of a Kzone regular who from what it sounds like was one of the first on scene of the fatality that happened at K this past Saturday.

    One of the things that struck me the most after reading this account, and hearing first hand reflections about how to better help a fellow person who is injured and in need of help, was the simple thing that we all can do, which is put the ski patrol's contact number of where you're skiing in the contact list of your cell phone.



    I just did that myself. I hope I never have to use it, but it's there now just in case

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    Quote Originally Posted by drjeff View Post
    Just read an account of a Kzone regular who from what it sounds like was one of the first on scene of the fatality that happened at K this past Saturday.

    One of the things that struck me the most after reading this account, and hearing first hand reflections about how to better help a fellow person who is injured and in need of help, was the simple thing that we all can do, which is put the ski patrol's contact number of where you're skiing in the contact list of your cell phone.

    I just did that myself. I hope I never have to use it, but it's there now just in case

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    I also read that. I am 100% on-board with adding the patrol number into my phone.
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    the 2 times i've been in the situation... called 911 and they connected me to ski patrol (2 different mountains)
    shit happens, wear a helmet.

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    I think it’s a good idea.

    If I ski a place more regularly, I would do that.

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    I've had home base Sunday River patrol on my speed dial page for ever. Have had to use it for others a few times and once for myself. After reading that Kzone entry, I added K and Loon's as those are my most frequent outside of SR. Will add others when I ski on trips from now on. Good idea on 911 as a good second option, especially if they can connect you over to patrol directly.

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    Very good point. A few years ago, I was at Mont Blanc, Quebec. Skiing with my daughter and son, first thing in the morning on a very very cold day. It was beautiful but the mountain was empty. In the middle of the mountain, my daughter crashed and had a bad tumble at fairly high speed, screaming in pain. I chose to have my son stay with her, ski downed and asked for patrol (on a second thought, I should have sent him down). Before seeing this post, it never occurred to me that I could have called for help if I had that number.

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    It just occurred to me so I took a look at Sunday River App. Scroll down to the bottom and there is this prominent "Emergency" button. It seems to lookup your location with GPS, and send the information to the emergency service and make a call. Very nice. Do all mountain apps have something like this?

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    Big sky has it on their app

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    Sugarbush has the emergency contact number in their app...although it is 3 clicks from the home screen so not as ideal as what I'm seeing in the SR app screenshot. It doesn't have any GPS integration either from what I can tell and is just the number to call.

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