Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Lake Tahoe Area
We are not a ski resort team. So if a call out comes through CARDA it will be really a body recovery in the backcountry or with my county. We have high altitude snow country in my county so we could be doing the same thing. Next year I may join another local/regional team that aims to get to any avalanche within 20 minutes. It is made up of many of the ski area patrol dogs and has relationships with CareFlight for transport... kind of interesting regional team.
One interesting note is that there are two CARDAs. One is my organization, California Rescue Dog Association, a state wide group that has air scent, trailing, HRD, and Water and avy dogs. CARDA, Canadian Avalanche Rescue Dog Association, is the organization that certifies many of the ski area dogs around here. They have a more rigorous certifying tests. Many of the US ski areas use their process to certify their avy dogs.
Dutch Shepherd - Ptygo (Tee-Go) de las Flores
Rescue GSD - Freyja (Husband's Dog)
Last edited by DutchKarin; 02-11-2017 at 11:03 PM.