‘Ski Patrol Pups’ released

Local author Megan Butcher and illustrator Megan Jost have released a new children’s book, “Ski Patrol Pups,” inspired by Walter, the ski patrol dog that served with Collin Butcher at Alpine Meadows. The story shares his first day on the job as he learns what it takes to be a Ski Patrol Pup.

“He lived an adventurous life and was a true professional at his job, but he always remembered life was about having fun while doing what you love. He was always up for a powder day at the resort or romping around in the snow with his best buds at work,” according to the book’s website. Walter died in 2020.

A portion of the book proceeds will support the Alpine Avalanche Rescue Foundation. The book is available at Palisades Tahoe, Word After Word in Truckee and online. | skipatrolpups.com