Backcountry recreationists will be able to learn more about backcountry safety and avalanches while staying toasty warm at home. Tonight’s 22nd Annual Avalanche Awareness Night will be livestreamed from the Center for the Arts to a virtual audience.
“Avy Night” is presented in conjunction with Teton County Search and Rescue and is a fundraiser for both the rescue team and the Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center. The event provides an opportunity to sharpen one’s knowledge and understanding of safe backcountry travel, avalanche assessment skills, the early season snowpack, and good etiquette.
The keynote speaker, Doug Chabot, Director of the Bozeman, Montana based Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center, will present “Making tracks and avoiding death: Differing avalanche strategies for The Northern Rockies and Afghanistan.” Chabot will look at the differences of risk such as recreation vs. living in avalanche terrain, and danger for vastly different populations, and discuss how we combat deaths through education, research, and forecasts.
The event will also offer raffle prizes for participants.
Click the link below to register for the event, and buy raffle tickets: