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Practice Makes Perfect

by Utah Author February 11 2009 0 Comments

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When was the last time you practiced with your avalanche beacon? Ever? Knowing how to use your beacon with efficiency can mean the difference between life and death. It never hurts to brush up on your skills when it could be your best friend's life on the line. Wasatch Backcountry Rescue has setup beacon training facilities at Snowbird (near the heliport on the Alta Access Road), Solitude (in the lower parking lot), Snowbasin, and The Canyons (at the top of the gondola). Next time you go skiing take a couple of minutes to see how fast you can find the targets.

A group of Ski Utah staffers took some time out to do some searches at The Canyons and the results were somewhat humbling. But, we all came out of there with a better handle on how to use our beacons.

For more information on how to actually use your avalanche beacon and conduct searches, please check out the Utah Avalanche Center: http://utahavalanchecenter.org/resources/beacontech
. Next time your up on the hill, take a few minutes and stop at the beacon training course at your favorite resort. You'll be glad you did.

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