Video: Know Before You Go
By James Hamilton | Friday, November 6
An entertaining yet sobering reminder on the dangers of backcountry skiing and riding.
Utah Avalanche Center's Trent Meisenheimer along with some of the biggest names in the snow sports industry, including Travis Rice and Mikaela Shiffrin, recently put together this short informative video that anyone who is planning on venturing into the backcountry this season should watch. It doesn't matter if you're skinning the Grand Traverse or simply ducking a rope at your local hill, awareness and working knowledge of how to carefully travel through the backcountry is paramount.
While this film stands as a great reminder of the dangers of backcountry skiing and riding, there is no substitute for an AIARE avalanche course. Get in touch with Killington Mountain Guides or Atlantic Climbing School to find out about taking a AIARE Avy 1 course in New England this winter.