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ONLINE TOOLS TO HELP YOU STAY SAFE THIS WINTER

The pandemic will undoubtedly make the backcountry busier this season. Stay safe by complementing in-person learning with these online resources. R...

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ONLINE TOOLS TO HELP YOU STAY SAFE THIS WINTER

The pandemic will undoubtedly make the backcountry busier this season. Stay safe by complementing in-person learning with these online resources. R...

Avalanche Dogs

What avalanche dogs are all about  Ava is tense with anticipation, sensing her handler Ty’s excitement and nervousness. She is intent and aware ...

Resort Uphill Access

It makes sense that many skiers have turned to skinning uphill at their local ski hill. Before you head out, there are a few things to keep in mind.

Avalanche Education Resources

If you are heading into the backcountry or avalanche terrain, now is a good time to freshen up on your avalanche education.

Early Season Avalanche Safety Checklist

Here is the all encompassing early season avalanche safety checklist. Now is the time to get your head in the game for a long and safe season.

Avalanche Basics

As backcountry users, we can stay safe in the mountains by understanding avalanche formation – and following a few basic rules.

How to Pick an Avalanche Education Course

This article clears up any confusion on which avalanche course to take and leads you to the correct starting point. Ready to learn?

Getting More Out of Snowpits

Becoming proficient at snowpits requires instruction and years of practice. The pit is a useful tool when applied objectively. Dig and learn.

Avalanche Rescue Technique

No one wants to be involved in an accident, but we are human and make mistakes. Being a solid rescuer should be as high on your priority list.

Avalanche Education: Changing Snow Conditions in the Spring

Spring brings longer days, higher sun angles, and the snowpack transitions from dry to wet. Here's how best to manage spring avalanche problems.

Terrain Management & Avalanche Hazard

Terrain is the foundation for a solid assessment of avalanche hazard. Here, we look at how to manage terrain to maximize enjoyment in the mountains.

Backcountry Safety: How to Think Like an Avalanche Professional

Your equipment is dialed, but are you ready for the backcountry? Here's the best advice on how to think like a snow safety avalanche professional.

Backcountry Mistakes

Todd Guyn studies risk, avalanche safety and human behavior for a living. He shared with us the most common mistakes he sees skiers make in the bac...