Take an avalanche course.
An avalanche course will teach you backcountry decision making, how to best manage avalanche hazards and critical rescue skills. If you’re going into the backcountry, take an avalanche course.
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Go to an Avalanche Awareness night.
Many avalanche forecast centers, ski resorts, and retailers throw community Avalanche Awareness events to educate snow enthusiasts on best practices in the backcountry. Although this doesn’t substitute for an avalanche course, it’s a great place to start.
Student Interview – AIARE 1 Class