Snowbasin in Utah is hosting a freeride avalanche clinic for big mountain skiers on January 26-28. PHOTO: Snowbasin

Snowbasin in Utah is hosting a freeride avalanche clinic for big mountain skiers on January 26-28. PHOTO: Snowbasin

For Immediate Release:

Salt Lake City, Utah, January 13, 2013 — The Utah Avalanche Center is teaming up with Salomon, Atomic, Suunto, and Snowbasin to present the 2014 Snowbasin Freeride Avalanche Workshop January 26 (evening), 27, and 28th in Ogden and at Snowbasin, Utah. This is an avalanche and mountain safety class for big mountain skiers; pros, film makers, and those interested in riding big terrain. We will focus on big mountain freeride issues, addressing steep, complicated terrain, working with resort resources, assessing unfamiliar terrain, and balancing the desire to bag big dramatic lines with surviving to ride another day.

You can’t choose your snowpack or weather, but you can pick your terrain. How do the pros pick the best lines and come back to ride another day? This workshop will build your avalanche skills and understanding, giving you the tools you need to make better decisions before dropping in. Find more details at UtahAvalancheCenter.org.