Avalanches can happen to those skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, hiking, driving, hunting, bike riding, and more. If you live, work, or recreate in snowy mountains, you need to learn about avalanches – it may save your life, or enable you to provide important information for friends and family members likely to benefit.
Avalanches kill an average of 42 people each year in North America, and hundreds more are injured. This talk provides vital coaching from the Know Before You Go (KBYG) program, bolstered by the extensive field experience of our speaker, Rick Grubin.
Rick is a member of the Loveland Ski Patrol snow safety / mitigation team, and oversees avalanche education and training for all on-mountain ski area staff. He is a qualified course leader and instructor for the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE), and a former member of the American Avalanche Association governing board. He presents KBYG to honor the memory of his friend who perished in an avalanche in December, 2010.