Ski Patrol TV Series
Half-Hour Series to Focus on Brave
Men and Women from Crystal Mountain,
Wash., Who Put it All on the Line to
Keep the Slopes Safe
Premieres Monday, Oct. 20, at 8
p.m. (ET/PT) on truTV.
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Millions of skiers and snowboarders
hit the slopes every year ó in fact last
year the nationís ski resorts saw a
record number of visitors. While snow
sports enjoy an excellent safety record,
injuries and deaths occur on the slopes
each year. With the ski season about to
kick off, truTV is set to launch a
high-adrenaline, high-stakes series
Premiering Monday, Oct. 20, at 8 p.m.
(ET/PT), the series follows an elite
group of patrollers whose special
training makes them part mountain
rescuers, part medical technicians, part
cops and part good Samaritans.
follows two teams of men and women who
work in some of the most extreme
environments in the country. Whether
theyíre performing high-altitude
rescues, splinting a broken arm or
busting unruly snowboarders, these brave
men and women put it all on the line to
keep the slopes safe.
The half-hour series gives viewers
unique access to patrol units at Blue
Mountain, Pa., and Crystal Mountain,
Wash., as they respond to everything
from injured vacationers and missing
children to out-of-bounds snowboarders
and skiers careening out of control.
truTV also follows the patrollers after
hours, as they seek to unwind from the
In episode one, a young man faces
paralysis after taking a ski pole to the
chin while attempting a difficult stunt.
When an avalanche blocks an emergency
vehicle from scaling the mountain, an
already demanding rescue becomes nearly
impossible. Also, one young girl
shatters her wrist after a spill on the
mountain but falls even harder for the
patroller who helps her.
In episode two, the extreme sport of
paraskiing takes over Crystal Mountain.
Extra patrollers are called in to
monitor dozens of paraskiers flying
above. Later, a patrol mobilizes to
treat a snowboarder who suffers a severe
head injury and broken vertebrae after a
flip goes wrong. When married patrollers
Andrew and Michelle perform a routine
avalanche control mission, the day turns
disastrous as Michelle is buried alive.
Crystal Mountain episodes are produced
by Varuna Entertainment, Inc. for truTV
and executive-produced by Jason C.
Morgan and Robert A. Zazzali. The Blue
Mountain episodes are produced by Bunim/Murray
Productions for truTV and is executive
produced by Jeff Jenkins and Jonathan
Murray. For truTV, Robyn Hutt is the
executive in charge of production. Tony
Horn is executive producer and Madelyn
Brudner serves as associate producer on
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