Avalanches kill an average of 42 people each year in North America. Hundreds more are injured. Avalanches don’t just happen to extreme athletes – they can happen to those skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, hiking, driving, hunting, bike riding, and more – anyone who can get onto or underneath steep snow-covered slopes. Many avalanche victims don’t know they are in avalanche danger and are unprepared to deal with an avalanche. This doesn’t have to happen – the danger signs are usually obvious to those who know what to look for.
Join Professional Avalanche Instructor and Backcountry Mountain Guide Michael Ackerman for a discussion/Q&A session about Colorado’s Know Before You Go Avalanche Awareness Program on Wednesday Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m.
Michael will talk about the basics of snow science, avalanche safety and give details on the FREE, upcoming KBYG trainings sponsored by Friends of the San Juans for Montezuma and Dolores County residents.