Steve Achelis is the Chair of the Utah Avalanche Center and a part-time patroller at Brighton Ski Resort. He is also the author of the BeaconReviews.com avalanche rescue website, the former commander of the Salt Lake County Search and Rescue Team, and teaches various rescue disciplines for the University of Utah.

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