Avalanche Awareness & Safety

More and more skiers, snowboarders, and snowshoers are accessing the backcountry every winter in search of untracked powder and adventure. Because backcountry terrain is outside a ski resort boundary it is neither controlled nor patrolled.  Unfortunately under the right (or wrong!) conditions, avalanches can turn adventure into tragedy.  It is critical to be well-versed in both avalanche avoidance and avalanche rescue techniques before leaving a ski resort boundary.  There are many resources for information and educational opportunities you can take advantage of.  Following are a few: