PSA: Mountain Rescue Aspen will be offering a 2 day Avalanche Awareness class in Aspen later this month. No need to pre-register, just show up on Friday night, January 21, Little Nell Hotel, 5:30 for registration. Classroom session that evening, then field session the next day. These things are always good refreshers, and a great place to meet people for some backcountry networking whether you be a skier, rider or sledder.
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain.