VIDEO: Ski Pups on Patrol

Forget first tracks, having K9 coworkers is a major ski patrol perk.

Gray, Piper, and Caleb are by far the cutest members of the Snowmass Ski Patrol, but these powder pups have more to offer than just their good looks. This trio of avalanche rescue dogs trains year-round to aid in search and rescue efforts alongside their human handlers. Being searched for and/or rescued probably means you’re having a bad day—but shoot, if it’s these pups to the rescue, that’ll turn your mountain frown upside down. —Sierra Davis