Articles Related To: Avalanche
After completing the backcountry introductory class in February, I was waiting for the opportunity to get out into the great wide-open and ride some fresh lines. With the perfect storm of March 17 – 19, Brighton Ski Resort received 35” of new snow prompting shredders to get out and ski some amazing, fluffy face shots.
Brighton's Backcountry 101 class provides the basic essentials from instruction on decision making, using the UAC (Utah Avalanche Forecast Center) forecasts, route selection and safe travel practices, partner rescue techniques and more.
Meet Zak, Brighton's avalanche rescue dog. The dog days of winter is not all play as these rescue dogs undergo rigorous training to be job ready in the case of an avalanche.
The week of February 13th was declared Backcountry Awareness Week in the State of Utah. Educating adults and children about the dangers of the backcountry is very important. Forrest Shearer and Caroline Gleich gave advice to Brennan and Emily about the backcountry.