Getting out of bounds and away from it all, hunting down new terrain, amazing views and fresh powder ? there are a lot of reasons to make 2017 the year to get out and start touring or explore the backcountry. But regardless of whether you’re leaving the piste or leaving the resort, you need to understand the risk to you and your friends from avalanche.
Touring, splitboarding, sidecountry and backcountry skiing all come with their own unique set of risks and challenges that you need to be aware of and equipped to tackle. Above all, it’s super important to ‘know before you go’. That’s why we’ve partnered with our friends The Avalanche Geeks to give you the Five Steps to Avalanche Safety.
Check out the bite-size infographic below (click the image to see a bigger version) or head over to the original Avalanche Geeks blog for the full story.