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WNDR Alpine Is Stepping Into the Avalanche Safety Game

Catching up on Avalanche safety is important business, that's why WNDR is helping anyone who buys a new pair of their skis out. WNDR Alpine photo.

As one of the most forward-thinking brands in the ski industry, WNDR Alpine just announced they are inviting the WNDR community to participate in intimate backcountry safety clinics in their local terrain of the Wasatch. Seeing a ski brand directly support avalanche safety education is something we’d like to see more of!

The WNDR Rendezvous sessions come in two unique flavors, for varying ability levels, and will be available for anyone who purchases a new WNDR ski between today and 10/2.

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From WNDR:

The Avy Awareness Rendezvous - openings on 12/11 and 12/14

A one-day intro to managing backcountry hazards for those with minimal or no backcountry experience or training. This course is designed to give you a foundational knowledge of navigating avalanche terrain from which you can build upon.

The Risk Management Rendezvous - openings on 12/18

A refresher course on backcountry safety, route selection, and avalanche hazard assessment for those who have at least a season of backcountry experience, and/or AIARE 1 or 2 certification. This is a course for those that want to brush up on their skills going into the season.

These courses are not meant to replace traditional avalanche education, but serve as extra resources, and will be a great knowledge booster for all involved. WNDR photo.

Friends of WNDR Sean Zimmerman-Wall and Harrison Brickman are teaming up to lead these one-day backcountry safety and avalanche awareness events. Sean's background as a professional avalanche educator and Professional Programs Director at AIARE and Harrison's experience as a CSGA II Certified Ski Guide and avalanche professional represent an ideal combo to provide unique perspectives to set you up for success this winter. Each session will focus on providing useful risk management strategies, travel techniques, and avalanche rescue insights from practitioners with thousands of hours spent operating in backcountry terrain. Additional leadership will be provided by Friends of WNDR Pep Fujas, Jack Stauss, Matt Sterbenz, and Xan Marshland.

For more info, check out WNDR’s page here.

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