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    nordicbordn
    225 Posts

    At first glance, it may seem like a pretty ambitious goal, but anything’s possible, right? In light of the fact that weve had 9 avalanche fatalities in the last ten days in the US alone.. I feel like the message is not getting out. Dont know what its going to take, but it’s obvious that decision-making is rusty all around..

    http://avysafety.org/

    #675346
    Killclimbz
    1165 Posts

    I got to talk to some of the Project Zero guys at SIA. Sounds like we can expect big changes to the avalanche education format. It is a lofty goal, and almost certainly unattainable. It can also reduce what we are currently seeing accident wise. I believe it can be a serious reduction. I am all for supporting this program.

    #675347
    nordicbordn
    225 Posts

    Lofty? Hell yea. Unattainable? Hell no. Sure at the rate were goin this year, they should call it project <20. But i think that fundamental change in the education format is what we need. Also, the demographic that is out there needs to communicate this too.

    #675348
    chrisNZ
    304 Posts

    1% of sales from manufacturers of backcountry gear would help fund this rather big issue we have. Change is needed.

    #675349
    dishwasher-dave
    460 Posts

    1% of sales would be an incredible boost to education and forecast efforts. It will very interesting to see if the industry (manus and resorts) get behind this effort. While it makes sense from a “right thing to do” perspective it costs them dollars and some of those companies really like to hold on to those.

    #675350
    nordicbordn
    225 Posts

    i like the 1% idea. times like this may already have companies struggling, but it seems reasonable to me.. and the cause is certainly warranted.

    #675351
    chrisNZ
    304 Posts

    1% can just be added to the price if it had too….

    But it will take a lot of companies coming together to achieve something worth while. Jones Snowboards are good at this stuff with POW and i would hope they are thinking big in terms of avalanche awareness, maybe we will see something in the future.

    Funding for more rider education, in person and online. More in the field events, more beacon practice days has only got to be positive.

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