While we talk a lot about the patrollers themselves, the GFSP is made up of so much more than that. It’s the spouses, parents & family members who also sacrifice their winter weekends. It’s their children who learn to ski here and inevitably join the patrol or the Showdown staff themselves. The GFSP is made up of generations of patrollers & families, and we watching that continue for the next 84 years.
At the end of a busy weekend, you can often find a large table of patrollers and their families unwinding in the lodge. There is no better feeling than having their laughter and camaraderie fill the room. They’re the friendly familiar faces you see every weekend that help make our mountain feel like a second home for so many of our guests.
They’re our family, our dear friends, and our heroes in red jackets.
Thank you and congratulations to the Great Falls Ski Patrol on this incredible achievement.