“Triggering avalanches is not harmless. You have to like being in a storm or in a fog where you can hardly see your skis to trigger the avalanches but we have knowledge of the terrain. There’s quite a bit of adrenaline in all of this and that is what we love.” -Tim Moniot
If you don’t parle francais make sure to toggle on the auto-translated captions on this video chronicling what its like working as a ski patroller in the fabled ski mecca Chamonix Mont-Blanc. Tim Moniot has spent 9 years setting markers, rescuing injured skiers, triggering avalanches and shredding pow in between. When it comes to on mountain jobs, working as a patroller in Chamonix is definitely intense but is an undeniably sweet gig.