We talk about preparedness a lot at AAI. Understanding snow conditions, avalanche issues, and terrain are all critical components of having an epic day in the backcountry. If you’ve done all these things, then run into a problem with your gear, it can bring a quick end to your day. In order to avoid this, we recommend a thorough avalanche safety gear check at the beginning of each season, then regular checks throughout your season. Check out the video below in which Don runs through a top to bottom early-season inventory and avalanche safety gear check.
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Are you are interested in improving your snow safety knowledge and staying sharp for your next backcountry adventure? Check out our current course offerings today:
For detailed updates about current backcountry conditions in your region be sure to check out your local avalanche forecasting center. We use:
- Utah Avalanche Center
- Bridger Teton Avalanche Center
- Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center
- Colorado Avalanche Center
We are proud supporters of the American Avalanche Association. A3 is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to professional excellence in avalanche safety, education and research in the United States.