Before you travel into the back country to have the time of your life skiing or split boarding, learn how to return to have fun another day.
The vital question is: What do you need to know about avalanches? The answers will be offered from 6 to 8 p.m. Wed., Jan. 15 at Mountain Chalet, 15 N. Nevada Ave.
Pete Lardy, AMGA Guide and founder/owner of Pikes Peak Alpine School, will be at the Chalet to guide us through all things avy! Learn what you need to know about avalanches in Colorado, weather and wind, forecasts, travel planning, resources to get the info, avalanche safety gear and how to train with it, and more.
This will be the best place to ask all of the questions you might have.
Know Before You Go is sponsored by Colorado Avalanche Information Center. For Colorado, the authority on all matters avalanche.
The mission of the CAIC is to provide avalanche information, education and promote research for the protection of life, property and the enhancement of the state’s economy. These are the folks who produce the weather and backcountry avalanche forecasts.
They teach avalanche classes to school kids, university students, and avalanche workers. The CAIC also works with CDOT to reduce the threat of avalanches to the State Transportation System.