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'Big' Dave Martens honored for 45 years of service to Ski Bowl


Last updated 12/20/2021 at 11:30am

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"Big" Dave Martens, left, accepts a 45-year pin and certificate from Eagle Creek Ski Patrol Director Dan Korb for Martens' 45 years of service at Bear Paw Ski Bowl.

Triple Dog Brewing Company played host to this year's Pray for Snow event, put on by the volunteers who run the Bear Paw Ski Bowl who also took the opportunity to honor "Big" Dave Martens for his 45 years of service to the ski bowl and the National Ski Patrol.

National Ski Patrol Chief Outdoor Emergency Care Instructor Byron Ophus said Martens has been a constant and positive presence at the Ski Bowl as a volunteer, hill manager and primary lift operator.

"In all the years I've been involved I can count on one hand the number of times Dave has not been there on an open ski day," Ophus sai...

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