Backcountry Skiing: Education Versus Intimidation //

Jan 16, 2016 by

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I’ve had my eye on backcountry skiing for years, but the fear of the unknown (specifically, the unknown world of avalanches) held me back.

I’ve dipped my toes in it a few times with guided tours, but in my heart, I always knew that if I wanted to be a good backcountry companion, I needed to know how to lead, as well as follow.

So, as 2015 drew to a close, I signed up for my AIARE I Avalanche Course with local guide company Sierra Mountain Guides (SMG). It was time to find out if education would override intimidation.

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