Telluride Backcountry Chats
2020-2021 PI Avy Fund Backcountry Chats
The Peter Inglis Avalanche Education Fund is back for its fourth season of Telluride Backcountry Chats. Join us to increase your knowledge and awareness of and in the backcountry. Check back often as we will be adding more dates and information soon. This season’s chat will be held virtually online via Zoom. If you miss the live event, the recording will be made available. We hope you can join us!
Thank you to our sponsors: Telluride Mountain Guides, San Juan Outdoor Adventures, Mountain Trip and Telluride Helitrax. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A great backcountry awareness program to kick off your season is Know Before You Go (KBYG) from Friends of the CAIC. Not much science, no warnings to stay out of the mountains, no formulas to memorize. In about an hour, you will see the destructive power of avalanches, understand when and why they happen, and how you can have fun in the mountains and avoid avalanches. Watch for the first time or refresh your memory via this link: https://support.friendsofcaic.org/pages/know-before-you-go-online.
Monday, December 7, 2020
Virtually on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81820126940
Welcome Back Winter + Getting Your Head in the Game
If you are headed into the backcountry this winter, join us for a little refresher on all the things you’ll want to think about this season. Joining us will be Matt Steen (Snow Safety Director at Telluride Helitrax), Jon Tuckman (Snow Safety Director at Telluride Ski Resort), and Mike Barney from the CAIC. We’ll be covering:
- Snowpack: current hazard, trends, and observations
- CAIC website, observations, and weather
- Ski area boundaries and what you need to know
- Backcountry gate etiquette
- Telluride Backcountry Radio Program
At 6:15 on Monday, December 7th, use this link to join the chat: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81820126940.
Monday, December TBD
Virtually on Zoom
Risk Assessment & Treatment with Ryan Howe
Stay tuned, more info coming soon.
Ryan Howe has worked as a full time, blue collar avalanche professional since 1998. His career path has followed a wobbly orbit as a guide, educator, ski patroller, operations manager and author.