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:
- A 15-30 minute narrated video, showing avalanches, people triggering avalanches, and the destructive power of avalanches.
- 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.
- A 15-30 minute discussion covering local factors, group Q&A, and product testing.
East Side Schedule:
All presentations start at 6PM at Immersion Brewing unless otherwise noted.
Nov 2 at Pro Caliber Bend 2-3pm
Nov 19 presented by SheJumps
West Side Schedule:
Jan. 8th Salem Summit, 240 Commercial St NE, Salem, OR 97301
503-990-7304 6:30-8:00 pm
Jan. 14th Oregon Nordic Club Willamette Chapter, Pringle Hall, 606 Church St SE, Salem, OR 97301
Jan.15th Bergs Ski Shop 367 W 13th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401
541-683-1300 6:00-7:30 pm
Jan. 23rd. Western Oregon University , at the Peter Courtney Health and Wellness Center, 330 Jackson St W, Monmouth, OR 97361
Feb. 19th Mt. Jefferson Snowmobile Club, at Pietro’s Pizza 1637 Hawthorne Ave NE, Salem, OR 97301
Maria Sammons firstname.lastname@example.org 5:30 -7pm.
If you are part of an organization that has interest in hosting the "Know Before You Go" program, please email us at email@example.com.