The Snow Safety division at Snowbasin will host a “Know Before you Go” Avalanche Awareness class on Saturday, January 9th. The class will be held in Earl’s Lodge at Snowbasin, and will begin at 6:30 p.m. There is no charge for the hour-long class, which will be presented by GR Fletcher and Frank Waikhart of Snowbasin, and Craig Gordon of the Utah Avalanche Center.
As a follow-up to the class, Snowbasin Ski Patrol will lead a field day the following morning. Those that attend the class on Saturday are invited to meet at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, January 10th at bottom of Needles Gondola. Ski Patrol will guide a 2-hour practical session on the mountain, where they will talk about control work at Snowbasin and backcountry safe travel. Proper backcountry gear and safety will also be discussed. There is no charge for the mountain session with the purchase of a lift ticket.
Snowbasin is committed to the safety, education and enjoyment of its guests. “Our patrol is available as a resource to guests on our mountain,” said Frank Waikart, Snowbasin Ski Patrol. “This outreach effort is intended to enhance guests skiing experience. We will provide tools for skiers to explore their own boundaries safely through education.”
Reservations are not necessary. For more information on avalanche safety, visit: www.Avalanche.org. Snow conditions and mountain information are available on the Snow Report Line: 801.620.1100 or www.snowbasin.com.