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