Backcountry Skiing Mini Course with Chris Davenport

Welcome to Lesson #3:
Avalanche Awareness - Using Your Avalanche Beacon ❄️🏔

This video lesson is a sample from Lesson 4 of the full Backcountry Skiing course with Chris Davenport on Crux Academy. All rights reserved.
In this lesson, you’ll learn the basics of how an avalanche beacon works and how to perform a test with your ski partner.

ICYMI: If you didn’t see our email yesterday, Lesson #2 - How to Know You’re Ready to Ski Out of Bounds, check it out for an important discussion on things to keep in mind before you head into the backcountry.

Welcome to Lesson #3: Avalanche Awareness - Using Your Avalanche Beacon!

Your avalanche beacon is one the most important pieces of equipment in the backcountry.

It could literally save your life.

In this lesson, Chris will go over some basics of beacons.

Once you watch the video lesson, you'll have a general idea of how a beacon works.

You can also take a deeper dive using some articles I have linked below. 

Back at you tomorrow with a critical piece of avalanche safety training, Lesson #4: Assessing Snowpack Stability - A Demo of Digging a Snow Pit.

All the best in meantime👌🏼

Jeremy Jensen
Founder/CEO of Crux Academy


PS - At Crux Academy, we curate the best of the best resources for you to help supplement the topics we cover in our courses. This article summarizes how a beacon search works, click here to check it out. As a bonus, this great article from SKI magazine talks about the main differences between popular rescue devices, click here to educate yourself.


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