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5th Annual Avalanche Awareness Week December 3-10, 2023

Paige Pagnucco
Avalanche Awareness and Education Program Director and Forecaster, Logan
Utah's 5th Annual Avalanche Awareness Week is Upon Us!
Five years ago the Utah Legislature passed House Bill 380, recognizing the first week of December as Avalanche Awareness Week. Join the Utah Avalanche Center and the Division of Outdoor Recreation to celebrate the Fifth Annual Avalanche Awareness Week, from December 3 - December 10. The goal of this week is to ultimately save lives through activities that promote avalanche awareness, education, and safety. We have a variety of events to promote avalanche safety this week. See the list of events below to find one near you.
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UAC Avalanche Awareness Week Kickoff and Community Avalanche Rescue Practice
Monday, December 4, 4:30 - 7 PM
Sugarhouse Park 1330 E 2100 S
Salt Lake City
Come kick off the 5th Annual Avalanche Awareness Week with the Utah Avalanche Center!
Join the UAC, Division of Outdoor Recreation, and numerous partners involved in the snow and avalanche industry.
We'll have FREE avalanche rescue practice! Hone your rescue skills before the season begins and the powder starts flying!
More info here
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Intro to Avalanche Rescue Course  
December 5, 2023
Wasatch Back 
This class is for skiers, snowboarders, snowmobilers, timbers-sledders snowbikers, hikers, snowshoers - anyone who goes into the backcountry in the winter.
This course is designed as an introductory rescue course for those new to the backcountry.
It can also serve as a refresher for those who do not regularly practice rescue skills or for someone looking to learn the most up-to-date rescue techniques and practices.
Register Here
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20th Annual Pray for Snow Party and Fundraiser
Logan, UT
Tuesday, December 5
6 PM
Join the Utah Avalanche Center in Logan for the 20th Annual Pray for Snow Party and Fundraiser on Tuesday, Dec 5th, from 6:00-10:00 PM at
The Cache to support avalanche forecasting, education, and awareness in northern Utah.
There’ll be music from the Two-Headed Trout Band, Lucky Slice pizza, and a silent auction and opportunity drawing of donated items. 
Purchase Tickets Here
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FREE Know Before You Go Avalanche Awareness Presentation
Young Powersports - Pleasant View
December 5
6 PM
Join the UAC and Young Powersports in Pleasant View for a FREE avalanche awareness talk. 
Know Before You Go is the first step in your journey through avalanche education.
The program introduces you to avalanche safety with some simple steps you can take to stay safe and have fun in
avalanche terrain before you go into the mountains in winter. 
No registration is required. 
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FREE Know Before You Go Avalanche Awareness Presentation
Hunter Library
4740 W 4100 S, West Valley City, UT
December 5
6 PM
Join the UAC and the DOR for a FREE avalanche awareness talk. 
Know Before You Go is the first step in your journey through avalanche education.
The program introduces you to avalanche safety with some simple steps you can take to stay safe and have fun in
avalanche terrain before you go into the mountains in winter. 
No Registration Required
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FREE Know Before You Go Avalanche Awareness Presentation
USU - ARC
December 6
7 PM
Join the UAC and Utah State University Outdoor Programs for a FREE avalanche awareness talk. 
Know Before You Go is the first step in your journey through avalanche education.
The program introduces you to avalanche safety with some simple steps you can take to stay safe and have fun in
avalanche terrain before you go into the mountains in winter. 
No Registration Required
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FREE Know Before You Go Avalanche Awareness Presentation
Tucker High Adventure Tours
Beaver, UT
December 6
7 PM
Join the UAC for a FREE avalanche awareness talk.  Know Before You Go is the first step in your journey through avalanche education.
The program introduces you to avalanche safety with some simple steps you can take to stay safe and have fun in
avalanche terrain before you go into the mountains in winter. 
No Registration Required
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Backcountry 101: Introduction to Avalanches
December 7 & 8, 2023
Central Wasatch 
This class is for skiers & snowboarders as an introductory course for those who are new to backcountry skiing and riding. 
Register Here
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FREE Know Before You Go Avalanche Awareness Presentation
Young Powersports - Centerville
December 7
6 PM
Join the UAC  and Young Powersports Centerville for a FREE avalanche awareness talk. 
Know Before You Go is the first step in your journey through avalanche education.
The program introduces you to avalanche safety with some simple steps you can take to stay safe and have fun in
avalanche terrain before you go into the mountains in winter. 
No Registration Required
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FREE Know Before You Go Avalanche Awareness Presentation
Moab Arts and Recreation Center
December 7
6 PM
Join the UAC  for a FREE avalanche awareness talk. 
Know Before You Go is the first step in your journey through avalanche education.
The program introduces you to avalanche safety with some simple steps you can take to stay safe and have fun in
avalanche terrain before you go into the mountains in winter. 
No Registration Required
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FREE Know Before You Go Avalanche Awareness Presentation
Stio
556 Main St, Park City, UT
December 7
6 PM
Join the UAC  and Stio for a FREE avalanche awareness talk. 
Know Before You Go is the first step in your journey through avalanche education.
The program introduces you to avalanche safety with some simple steps you can take to stay safe and have fun in
avalanche terrain before you go into the mountains in winter. 
No Registration Required
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FREE Know Before You Go Avalanche Awareness Presentation
SUU
Cedar City, UT
December 7
7 PM
Join the UAC  at SUU for a FREE avalanche awareness talk. 
Know Before You Go is the first step in your journey through avalanche education.
The program introduces you to avalanche safety with some simple steps you can take to stay safe and have fun in
avalanche terrain before you go into the mountains in winter. 
No Registration Required
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UAC 8-Hour Avalanche Rescue Course  
December 9th, 2023
Central Wasatch
The Avalanche Rescue Course is an 8-hour full-day course for new and experienced recreational riders and aspiring and current snow safety professionals. 
The 8-hour Avalanche Rescue course must be taken before attending the Level 2 and Pro courses. Snow safety equipment is required.
Register Here
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FREE Avalanche Transceiver Training
USU in Logan
December 9
10 AM - Noon
Join the Utah Avalanche Center and Utah State University for a FREE Avalanche Transceiver Training on
Saturday, December 9, from 10 AM - 12 PM at the USU HPER Fields in Logan.
Whether you are a never-ever or a seasoned backcountry rider, it's always a good idea to hone your search skills before winter.
There will be avalanche professionals on-site to teach you how your transceiver works and how to practice independently.
Bring your partners and your beacons (or borrow one of ours). 
This event is FREE, but you must register online.
Register Here
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2023 UAC & LUNA Moab Winter Kickoff Party
Moab
Saturday, December 9
Join the Utah Avalanche Center and the Lower Utah Nordic Alliance in Moab for the 2nd Annual Winter Kickoff Party and
Fundraiser on Saturday, Dec 9th from 6:00-9:00 PM at The MARC. This event will support avalanche forecasting, education,
and winter recreation in Southeast Utah.  There will be live music, ski waxing, beer, and an opportunity drawing of donated items.
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FREE Know Before You Go Avalanche Awareness Presentation
The Front Climbing Gym
Salt Lake City, UT
December 11
6 PM
Join the UAC for a FREE avalanche awareness talk. 
Know Before You Go is the first step in your journey through avalanche education.
The program introduces you to avalanche safety with some simple steps you can take to stay safe and have fun in
avalanche terrain before you go into the mountains in winter. 
No Registration Required
 
 
 
 
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Comments
Where is the USU-ARC building on USU campus? 805 E 700 N, Logan, UT
Lynn Hulme
Thu, 11/30/2023
Excellent information. Providing a great service. Much appreciated. Thank you! One suggestion: Several of the events listed don't have explicit clear location address information and don't include a link for more info. e.g. Hard to find the Dec. 6 presentation if one doesn't know where "USU - ARC" is. Presumably it's somewhere in Logan, but even then don't know the street address. Especially important if want to attract those who might need it the most, but are new to the area and have no idea where USU - ARC is, or what ARC stands for. Can Google sleuth all locations but why not make it as easy as possible to find and thus increase likelihood that as many as possible will attend these events?
Matthew Wallace
Thu, 11/30/2023