This is not just AVY AWARENESS, THIS IS BACKCOUNTRY AWARENESS!
A global pandemic pushed Americans from their jobs, schooling and the routines of everyday life. Ski areas closed, and a sheltered and anxious public opened their minds to adventures they could unlock in the backcountry. With the uncertainty of those ski areas opening back up – or not – and the first flakes starting to fly, one needs only to look at record gear sales, summer recreation levels and internet chatter to gauge the impending wave of new backcountry users in 2021.
If you are new to the backcountry or a never-ever you may not have a baseline for backcountry protocols, guidelines or awareness. This website is a positive and proactive way for you to start your education. Browse, click on links, watch videos, sign up for an avalanche course and help create a safer backcountry community in the San Juan Mountains!
By working through the content and curriculum on this site, you'll be well on your way to a lifetime of backcountry bliss!