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Sure, many of us would rather watch a shred flick, or be out shredding ourselves but don’t minimize the value of avalanche safety education. Avalanche education is a perishable skill so it’s important that we continually brush up on the basics and learn about new techniques or gear which are being utilized. Here’s Back Country Access’ third video in their Backcountry Basics series.

BCA guide ambassador Lel Tone talks to you about how to get the weather and avalanche forecast from your local avalanche forecast center, how to interpret the avalanche danger scale and “avalanche problem” of the day, and how to plan your day accordingly. Filmed with support from AIARE and The Avalanche Project. Get the goods without getting buried!



Colin Balke is a content editor for who lives in Northern California. When not plucking away on a keyboard, he can be found splitboarding, camping, backpacking, or hanging out with family and friends.