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Know the Snow: Glide avalanches

Sometime late November, I was sitting and talking about the heavy early season snowfall with Brian Davies, Eaglecrest patrol director. At some point Brian said that this could be a big glide avalanche season. Like in many other cases...
Eaglecrest Ski Patrol: Clearing the way

...squad: Eaglecrest Ski Patrollers Brian Davies, bomb in hand, Quinn Smith...Lift. In all, lead Patroller Brian Davies and his crew consider 81 potential...Juneau Empire Veteran Ski Patroller Brian Davies checks the slide surface of a fractured...
Photo: Garden cleanup

Brian Davies, an employee for the Juneau Landscape Department, takes advantage of a break in the weather to clear freshly cut Japanese knot...
Photo: Eyes for irises

Brian Davies, an employee for the city's Parks and Recreation Department, pulls weeds in an iris garden Wednesday in front of Gastineau Elementary School.
From supple powder to raging slide the backcountry. That's a fact known all too well by local avalanche forecaster Tom Mattice and ski patroller Brian Davies. Another fact: Snow can handle a tremendous amount of change, but it also needs time. Of course, there are other...
Eaglecrest Ski Patrol: Clearing the way to clear avalanche zones in the ski area before allowing riders on the Ptarmigan Lift. In all, lead Patroller Brian Davies and his crew consider 81 potential slide zones before fanning out across the ridge and shoulders of the main mountain...
Ambassadors of safety

...typically the best all-around skiers on any mountain and perform a number of duties vital to the ski area. According to Brian Davies, Eaglecrest Ski Patrol director, patrollers are the "jack of all trades" on the mountain, oftentimes performing...
Thanks for adding to ZGYC's covered area

...Mayor Bruce Botelho; Marc Matsil, Sheila Fisher, Brent Fischer, Carol Ackerman, Larry Blatnick, Donnyel Burras, Brian Davies, Erica George, Terry Hinkley, Alicia McLain, Mike Meersman, Jonathan Mollick, Derron Peterson, Bob Reierson...
Eaglecrest Ski Patrol gears up for new season

...technicians up to speed on new methods and techniques in outdoor emergency care.Eaglecrest Director of Snow Safety Brian Davies says patrollers must be able to assess and treat a patient as a "wilderness responder," much different than working...
Eaglecrest ranked No. 1 for deepest snow

...120 inches on Sunday to hold the eighth spot on the list. "This is awesome compared to the last five years," said Brian Davies, snow safety director at Eaglecrest. "We've had some of the best powder skiing we've had in years." Skier Nano...


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