The 2020-2021 season is around the corner and with it comes a lot of baggage. The pandemic is still raging through the country, and ski resorts and tourism locales are figuring out ways they can operate safely, all while backcountry gear and avalanche classes are in high demand. No one knows what the season truly holds, but a good friend of mine who operates a backcountry hut told me, ‘one thing for certain, there will be powder skiing.’
Anticipating that more skiers will be spending time in the backcountry compared to years’ past, we put together a few steps to help get prepared—be it your first season out of the gates or if you have a couple of years experience. However, paramount to these steps is an avalanche class: https://avalanche.org/avalanche-courses/ – so be sure to take one before heading out.