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Avalanche Awareness Week: Avalanche dogs in action

by Mountain Mama February 17 2012 5 Comments

When I started my project for Avalanche Awareness Week, I wanted to do a segment with Avalanche dogs.  My kids love them and everytime we are at any of the resorts, they have to point out..."there is a rescue dog".  Being part of the media, I've also watched demonstrations in parking lots of dogs doing their thing.  But, this past week, I caught up with a ski patroller at Brighton who narrated the dog's actions.  What was most fascinating was how the dog ran by all of us watching, including the kids, but didn't stop to play.... he had a job.

The Utah Avalanche Cener has such great information on their website and is a great resource for anyone heading into the backcountry.  If you think your kids are too young to learn about the backcountry, think again.  I've been talking all week with Emiy and Brennan about how we prepare and they have taken a lot in!

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Jodi Saeland

Jodi Saeland is a part-time KSL Meteorologist and full-time Mom of an eight-year-old daughter and six-year-old son. Follow Jodi as she explores the trials and triumps of skiing with your kids. Gain practical real-world advice on how to pack, dress, communicate and ski with your kids on Utah's famous slopes. How to be a skier while having an avid, excited budding snowboarder!

With her experience as a meteorologist, Jodi shares a bit of knowledge about Utah’s weather forecasts and The Greatest Snow on Earth®

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