– The annual Ski Haus Avalanche Awareness Clinic is scheduled for January 16th and 17th, 2015. This clinic/presentation/and field day is great way to increase your avalanche awareness in the winter backcountry, gain knowledge on current snowpack conditions, practice rescue techniques, and how to stay safe skiing and riding in the backcountry. This clinic is ideal for skiers, snowboarders, snowmobilers, snowshoers, and anyone who loves being outside in the winter.
Friday January 16th. A free clinic/discussion/slideshow presented by the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. Open to the public. All are welcome. Cash donations to the CAIC accepted and appreciated. CMC Allbright Auditorium. 7 pm to 9 pm.
Saturday January 17th. Field Session on Rabbit Ears Pass. All day. Snow pits, transciever practice, rescue practices, and practical backcountry knowledge. Space is limited. Sign up at Ski Haus. $45. No refunds. All money collected benefits the CAIC.
Whether you backcountry ski, snowmobile, snowboard, or snowshoe you can benefit from this clinic. Don’t let your guard down. An avalanche doesn’t have to be big to ruin your day! What are the signs to look for as you ski the backcountry? Does that whomping sound mean anything? Did that rain crust early in the winter affect the snowpack? How come all the uphill branches are ripped off these trees? Which way do the prevailing winds blow around here? How do you use these beacon thing? What do you mean I should carry a shovel in the backcountry? What is the best way to survive an avalanche? Don’t get caught in one in the first place! It is the little things that count…
Presented by Ski Haus, Colorado Avalanche Information Center, Steamboat Ski Patrol, Backcountry Acesss, and Colorado Mountain College. Photo courtesy of CAIC.