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Search and Rescue search dogs team leader Matt Gunn, of Albertown, said the five handlers and six dogs came through "exceptionally well".
Mr Gunn said the dogs reflected the confidence of their handlers: "We're in work mode.
"We take it seriously. And the dogs pick up on that."
Mr Gunn said the handlers found it "very, very exciting" to be lifted off the skifield car park several hundred metres into the air, while the dogs were less enthusiastic but well-behaved.
"They kind of give you the impression that they know there's no getting out of it and they might as well just relax the best they can and enjoy the ride."
He said the exercise was about refreshing the handlers in protocols around helicopters and use of the strop, and for the dogs, it was important to create a positive association with helicopters.
Mr Gunn said on one occasion, a helicopter carried on its strop - rated to carry 300kg - two members of the cliff rescue team, one dog handler and a dog.
Dogs best suited to avalanche work were those with good work ethics such as collie crosses, Labradors, pointers and springer spaniels.
During the ski season, avalanche dogs and handlers are on standby at all the major skifields in the region.
Mr Gunn said the dog team had one vacancy at present - for a handler with search and rescue experience willing to train a dog for bush searching.