Over the past month, many SAR groups trained to improve their team’s understanding of avalanches and how to keep themselves, and their teammates, safe when in avalanche territory. CSAR member Nathan, a paramedic and ski patroller, has compiled a short summary of ‘the basics’, so if you don’t know the first thing about avalanche safety, here’s a good place to start!




Becoming familiar with avalanche safety is a fantastic start, but staying safe requires using those skills, and making good decisions, the entire time you are out.

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