As temperatures (finally!) continue to drop, the countdown is on to the first ski day of the season. And if your season is likely to include even a single day in the backcountry, it’s as important to make sure your backcountry knowledge is up to date.
Avalanches kill around 40 people each year in North America alone, with hundreds more injured. Avalanches can happen to anyone, regardless of experience, and developing the knowledge and awareness of how to read avalanche terrain and respond accordingly is vital to navigating snowy terrain and minimizing avalanche risk.