With the rising popularity of backcountry recreation, more people are skinning up, sledding, and simply boot-packing beyond ski area boundaries. With increasing numbers in unstable terrain, we have also seen a rise in avalanche-related injuries and fatalities.
Articles written by: Steve Andrews
As in all aspects of life, knowledge is power. But in the world of backcountry recreation, knowledge might very well mean the difference between life and death.
As you dive further into the backcountry lifestyle, you will hopefully have a natural desire to learn more about the snowpack underneath your feet. The more you know, the better your decisions will be on whether or not to tackle a certain slope.
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