Know Before You Go Program

The "Know Before You Go" avalanche education program was developed and provided to the Central Oregon Avalanche Association by the Utah Avalanche Center.  This is a free basic avalanche awareness program and not a replacement for taking an avalanche class taught by certified avalanche professionals.

The program is designed as a 60-90 minute program in three parts:

  1. A 15-30 minute narrated video, showing avalanches, people triggering avalanches, and the destructive power of avalanches.
  2. A 15-30 minute presentation about the basics of how to recognize avalanche terrain, recognize obvious signs of instability, safe travel practices, the basics of avalanche rescue equipment and self-rescue procedures, and where to obtain information about current avalanche conditions.
  3. A 15-30 minute discussion covering local factors, group Q&A, and product testing.

Schedule:  

East KBYG, 2/06/2019, Broken Top Bottle Shop Bend, OR 6:00pm. Presented by COAA Board Member and Professional Observer Aaron Hartz.  

East KBYG, 3/06/2018, Broken Top Bottle Shop Bend, OR 6:00pm. Presented by COAA Board Member Allison Miles. 

 

 

If you are part of an organization that has interest in hosting the "Know Before You Go" program, please email us at info@coavalanche.org.