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Meet Bandit, Loveland Ski Area's new avalanche rescue dog

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Posted at 9:30 AM, Dec 06, 2019
and last updated 2020-01-06 07:14:35-05

SUMMIT COUNTY — Loveland Ski Area has a new member of its avalanche rescue team, Bandit the border collie!

Bandit, a 5 month good boy, will be training with his handler Dan Linden to join Loveland's ski patrol.

Training Bandit could take anywhere from 2 to 3 years to get certified.

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Zuma is Loveland Ski Patrol's other avalanche rescue dog

Bandit will work full time, 5 days a week,with Zuma, Loveland's only other ski patrol rescue dog.

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Parker the Snow Dog Relaxing by the lake and cheering on Von Miller and his beloved Broncos

Parker the Snow Dog still works at Loveland, but as their ambassador and not with ski patrol. Parker is a huge Denver sports fan, and will occasionally stop into Colorado Springs to help promote the ski area.