Last summer, Lloyd Caulfield applied for the Breckenridge Colorado Ski Patrol and was informed in the fall that he had been selected. Although an experienced skier, Loyd’s primary mode of travel while on duty with the ski patrol is by snowmobile. Breckenridge is one of Colorado’s most popular ski destinations and operates the Ski Patrol to provide a safe environment for skiers, snowboarders, and other outdoor enthusiasts during the ski season. The duties of the Ski Patrol include assessing the safety of the snow pack, taking avalanche prevention measures if necessary, and assisting those in need of aid on the Breckenridge trails.
A graduate of Water Valley High School and Ole Miss, Lloyd has been employed by Interwest, Inc. at Stratton Mountain, Vermont and Cooper Mountain, Colorado for the last four years and worked for Wilderness Ventures in Alaska during the summer of 2006. This past summer he was an intern at the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center which provides outdoor experiences for children and adults who have suffered traumatic brain injury, other physically debilitating injuries or potentially paralyzing diseases like Multiple Sclerosis. A Wilderness First Responder, he has recently finished an Emergency Medical Technician training school near Ashville, North Carolina.
He is the son of Barron and Elizabeth Caulfield of Water Valley. His grandmothers are Mrs. Bess White and Mrs. Dessie Caulfield, also of Water Valley.