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  1. #1
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    Backcountry ski checklist app

    Title kinda sums it up. Here's the link. It's optimized for mobile, so you can scroll through and share your plan easily.

    It's free, we don't steal your information, no ads, no plans to monetize. Just a tool we wanted to use, so we made it. Kellen Busby gets all the credit for the web stuff, and making it actually work, I just drew the pictures.

    Went deeper in this article, feel free to hit me with any questions or feedback in this thread! Hope you find it useful!
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    Freaking rad.

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    Backcountry ski checklist app

    Nice work! My spouse will be stoked about this. I've been digging what I've seen you guys put out from the Powder revival so far.

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    Checklists are proven to saves lives in surgical theaters so why not for backcountry skiing.

    I guess I’m always a little surprised how many times folks forget stuff. Keep your backpack appropriately packed and 9 out of 10 times you will have everything. If you need to take your gloves or skins out to dry, keep them near your pack so they go right back in when ready. If you use your helmet to ski inbounds, put it back in your pack when you get home.

    I actually have two packs - one is a boot bag for inbounds (boots, helmet, gloves, buff, and some tools) and the other is my BC backpack that always has skins, repair kit, first aid, spare toque, etc. If I bring both to the trailhead I’m almost guaranteed to have everything.

    I’m in VT so avy kit is separate but packed in the BC pack before any trips that require it. It would otherwise live in that pack.

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    Awesome Cy! Thanks to both of you!

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    Thanks all!

    Quote Originally Posted by snowaddict91 View Post
    Nice work! My spouse will be stoked about this. I've been digging what I've seen you guys put out from the Powder revival so far.
    I appreciate this more than I can articulate. It's still definitely a work in progress, but it's been really fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peruvian View Post
    Checklists are proven to saves lives in surgical theaters so why not for backcountry skiing.
    ....
    +1. Really like this an handy way to give the wife a consistent message.

    This is a great little pre-trip checklist. For those who don't read the Powder article but think this is dope -- there's a link in it to donate a few schekles to keep the server fans running: https://ko-fi.com/backcountrychecklist

    Likewise, I dig this concept and have them on my skis -- https://www.snowvisa.com/ . An in-your-face reminder of the forecast and plan aids in reinforcing decision-making.


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    very cool little web app!

    thx for sharing!

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    Great idea! Can you link the Avy Report to the CAA for those of us north of the border?

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    This is excellent, thanks for building it Cy

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    This is really good for sure. You either:
    1. Have a list
    or 2. Have a dialed system where everything always gets stored in the same place, dried in the same place, packed the same way in the same order, and you've been doing it for a long ass while.
    If you don't use one of the options above, it's always going to end up being 3. you forget something3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UkBCyeti View Post
    Great idea! Can you link the Avy Report to the CAA for those of us north of the border?

    So down the road we want it to use your location to serve you your local avy center's forecast. But we're a ways out on actually being able to implement that, so unfortunately, for now, northern folks will have to open another tab and check the forecast, sorry!

    To the rest of ya, thanks! And doebedoe, that sticker is really cool. Need to grab a few for myself!

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    pretty cool, thanks for sharing and will use.

    doe - that sticker idea is sweet also.

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    Backcountry ski checklist app

    Fkna this is excellent. I tried it; it’s awesome. And I immediately shared it with about 20 partners and friends.

    Thanks for being kickass! This WILL save lives…and probably some marriages too

    ETA: the “Share” function does not work for sharing through WhatsApp. Suggest adding that functionality.


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    sproing!

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    This is awesome!

    Cy, can you draw a more fun and easy to see icon for the homescreen save on iphone?

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    This is rad Cy! Thanks for sharing, and good work!

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    That's really neat. As someone who backcountry skis just a few times a year, that list is really comforting. I rarely forget things, but I'm always afraid I'm forgetting things.
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    I'm old school:
    Skis boots poles
    Helmut goggles gloves
    Beacon shovel probe

    It's so engrained it's almost weird.

    But, your idea and contribution is great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cydwhit View Post
    So down the road we want it to use your location to serve you your local avy center's forecast. But we're a ways out on actually being able to implement that, so unfortunately, for now, northern folks will have to open another tab and check the forecast, sorry!
    No worries, Cy. It's a great tool as is, and the extra click never hurt noone...

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