A day in the life of a ski patroller

17th March 2015 | Patrick Thorne

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Fernie Alpine Resort powder - © Mark Eleven Photography

Fernie Alpine Resort powder
Copyright: Mark Eleven Photography

Fernie Alpine Resort powder - © Mark Eleven Photography
Ski patroller, Steve Ruskay - © Steve Ruskay

Ski patroller, Steve Ruskay
Copyright: Steve Ruskay

Ski patroller, Steve Ruskay - © Steve Ruskay
Ski patroller Steve Ruskay - © Robin Siggers

Ski patroller Steve Ruskay
Copyright: Robin Siggers

Ski patroller Steve Ruskay - © Robin Siggers
Ski patroller, Steve Ruskay - © Steve Ruskay

Ski patroller, Steve Ruskay
Copyright: Steve Ruskay

Ski patroller, Steve Ruskay - © Steve Ruskay
Ski patrollers above the clouds in Fernie - © Steve Ruskay

Ski patrollers above the clouds in Fernie
Copyright: Steve Ruskay

Ski patrollers above the clouds in Fernie - © Steve Ruskay
Steve Ruskay at 5am on the mountain - © Steve Ruskay

Steve Ruskay at 5am on the mountain
Copyright: Steve Ruskay

Steve Ruskay at 5am on the mountain - © Steve Ruskay
Steve Ruskay with explosives at the ready - © Steve Ruskay

Steve Ruskay with explosives at the ready
Copyright: Steve Ruskay

Steve Ruskay with explosives at the ready - © Steve Ruskay
Steve Ruskay at work - © Steve Ruskay

Steve Ruskay at work
Copyright: Steve Ruskay

Steve Ruskay at work - © Steve Ruskay
Steve Ruskay with avalanche gun - © Steve Ruskay

Steve Ruskay with avalanche gun
Copyright: Steve Ruskay

Steve Ruskay with avalanche gun - © Steve Ruskay
Powder piles up at Fernie in British Columbia. - © Robin Siggers

Powder piles up at Fernie in British Columbia.
Copyright: Robin Siggers

Powder piles up at Fernie in British Columbia. - © Robin Siggers

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