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“Know Before You Go” Is Huge Step in Avalanche Awareness PSA

Editor's Note: This editorial was originally published in 2014, when "Know Before You Go" first launched. It's information still remains relevant to backcountry skiing and riding.

As the season gets nearer–underway, even, in some places–a host of new programs will seek to get your attention to educate you on the dangers of skiing and riding in avalanche terrain, and how to mitigate those dangers through equipment, knowledge, and most importantly, good decision-making. 

STAY SAFE: Check out TGR's Safety Week content, from survival stories to to decision-making frameworks.

A new piece from a huge collaboration of partners–The Utah Avalanche Center, the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, Avalanche Canada, Backcountry Access, the American Avalanche Association, the American Institute of Avalanche Research and Education, and the National Avalanche Center–is called Know Before You Go, and offers up a really cool, crisp, and graphically compelling PSA about rolling in uncontrolled terrain.

Watch all 15 minutes, and then check out KBYG.org for all the info, which include the framework for an hour-long seminar on basic avalanche awareness. Stay safe this winter!

Here mentioned the challenging hard work done by the mountain climbers through the hill valley. A host of new programs will seek to get your louvre plan your visit attention to educate you on the dangers of skiing and riding in avalanche terrain, and how to mitigate those dangers through equipment, knowledge etc.

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