12th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions November 2.

Blog: UAC Podcast - The Day of Madness in Little Cottonwood Canyon

Ben Bombard
IMO that was a priceless podcast! The takeaway message is crystal clear, albeit multifaceted (no pun intended): Make backcountry riding decisions based on the totality of the circumstances. To understand what mood the mountains are in take stock of the experts insights: Read the UAC daily forecasts, observations and avalanche reports, and blog posts, and watch the videos; be observant when actually in the BC: Look around at the signs nature and prior humans have left you and ponder their implications, dig some pits, and reassess your plan continually; and, err on the side of conservative judgment, bc a calculated risk may be reasonable depending on the situation, but a reckless risk is unforgivable (which hints at the possibility of criminal/civil liability). If you can't manage to do that without losing all the fun, buy a pass to one of the resorts and drop any line you desire without consideration of avalanche danger bc ski patrol has already done that for you. Keep up the great work! I'm looking forward to the next podcast.
Wed, 12/27/2017

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