By: randosteve|Posted on: October 10, 2008|Posted in: Avalanche Safety | 6 comments

It seems the more videos I watch these days, the more people I see getting caught in avalanches…and the more it gets me scared to ski in the backcountry. Not so much because of the other riders (well…maybe a little), but more because it is so crazy how powerful the mountains can be when not given the respect they deserve.  Sooner or later, we all might get caught in an avalanche, but it is always important to remember that the goal is NOT to get caught.  To me, getting caught, means that you made an error in judgment. If you want to spare yourself some snowboarding jibbing, fast forward to 2:30, for a good scare before this seasons ripping.