Pure Powder

The snow is piling up here on the Wasatch Front and it’s time to break out our sleds, beacons and boards to go have some winter time fun.

Many of us venture into the backcountry and travel out of bounds in search of hidden powder fields–the ones that make a wintersport enthusiast smile like a kid on Christmas day. With the fun and work that comes when getting into your favoriteImage area a person must remember to do their part and bring with them the essential safety gear that may save your life, or the life of your friends.

Anyone who has ever seen the power of an avalanche knows that in an instant the best run of your life can turn into the last run of your life.  Most of us know the potential danger we put ourselves in when we head out on a sled, or on foot. For some, the danger is part of the appeal, but no one has to lose their lives. Please remember to train for potentially dangerous situations, have good situational awareness and understand the conditions you may find while on your sled, or on your board. Know how to use your shovel, beacon and probe. Check with your local land managers to ensure an area is open.

Always have fun and Tread Lightly!. For more information on how to become a member of Tread Lightly! and protect the outdoor recreation you love please visit TreadLightly.org


About treadlightlyoutdoors

Tread Lightly!® is a national nonprofit organization with a mission to promote responsible outdoor recreation through ethics education and stewardship. The organization was launched in 1985 by the US Forest Service and became a nonprofit organization in 1990. Tread Lightly!’s educational message, along with its training and restoration initiatives, are strategically designed to instill an ethic of responsibility in a wide variety of outdoor enthusiasts and the industries that serve them. The program’s goal is to balance the needs of the people who enjoy outdoor recreation with our need to maintain a healthy environment. Tread Lightly!’s core focus is on supporting and encouraging stewardship from those engaged in outdoor recreation on America’s lands and waterways. The organization offers unique programs and services to help remedy growing recreation issues. The federal government officially recognizes the organization as a sole-source service provider of education and training on how to be environmentally and socially responsible while using motorized and mechanized vehicles.
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