Snowbird and the Utah Avalanche Center are offering their Freeride Avalanche Summit for the second year on December 16 - 17. I attended this course last season and it was a very practical course focused on the essentials of backcountry safety without a lot of the snow geekery. This course is intended for very experienced skiers and boarders who are looking to extend their snow safety knowledge. Just good practical information on assessing avalanche danger, rescue techiques, and safety. You even get to make some pre-public tram rides before class too. If you're planning on exploring Utah's backcountry playgrounds this season, be sure to educate yourself and be prepared with all the safety equipment and rescue gear you'll need.
Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort and the Utah Avalanche Center (UAC) are once again partnering to offer the second annual Freeride Avalanche Summit, Dec. 16-17. The two-day clinic is targeted towards advanced and expert skiers and riders who want practical and professional instruction on avalanche awareness, safety and rescue.
The Freeride Avalanche Summit will include a unique blend of instruction that combines the expertise of industry leading avalanche forecasters with the experience and influence of local, professional athletes. Expected participants include:
- Members of the UAC
- Snowbird Ski Patrol
- Gordy Pfeiffer, professional skier
- Jenn Berg, professional skier
- Ben Wheeler, professional skier
- Chris Coulter, professional snowboarder
- Wasatch Powderbird Guides
And more to be announced