We’re stoked to team up with our friends at the American Avalanche Institute to bring a series of videos outlining some backcountry safety basics. Given that we’re midway through the season, and we’ve tragically seen a high number of accidents in recent weeks, it’s never too late to refresh some basic snow and avalanche safety skills. For our first episode, AAI’s Sarah Carpenter walks us through the differences in our approach to safety between skiing inbounds and leaving the gates to enter the backcountry. For those of us new to the game, it’s important to remember these basics! And for those of us who have been doing it for years, it’s a great reminder to never get complacent!
The American Avalanche Institute has a full class structure, and is even offering online refresher courses this year, if you’re looking to take your education to the next level check out their offerings here.