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Member of the Crested Butte Ski Patrol, Ellie Atkins spends her entire winter on the mountain and in her outerwear. Her days start early and consist of everything from rope work to throwing charges to keep the mountain safe in always changing conditions. Wear and tear on gear is a part of the job, but there is no downtime during the season to send a jacket or pants in for repair. Fortunately, there is nothing that duct tape can’t fix in a pinch.