Hope to see many of you tonight at the Avalanche awareness course in Idaho Falls.

Although this video makes reference to the backcountry areas in southwestern Montana, the fundamentals still apply. This is a great starter video to get you thinking about safety in the backcountry.

Many of you have the skills to ride sick lines in the mountains, BUT can you/do you do it safely; knowing the safety and hazards of the terrain you are in? There is a right time and a wrong time to slide down certain terrain, do you know when that time is? Can you recognize start zones, convexity, terrain traps or even avalanche paths?

All of these are good questions with good answers. Please attend the AAI avalanche course tonight and learn more about these and other important backcountry concepts.


Check out this little vid too!