Location of Avalanche Reports — And New Skis

Post by WildSnow.com blogger | May 3, 2005      
Backcountry skiing equipment fest.
And look what arrived by FedEx today
(the skis, not the kid). No wonder we’re looking for avalanche reports. Full report on these Dynafit D-812 backcountry skis here soon. We all know the Dynafit ski bindings are perfect, but perhaps we’ll write something about those too.

Avalanches engender interesting ski touring events in Colorado. The Colorado Avalanche Information Center is closed for the season even though we’ve got backcountry avalanche danger all over the place, so in a strange twist the CAIC boys are now posting reports at the Teton Gravity Research web forums.

Problem is, TGR is chock full of content that’s offensive to many people and blocked by filtering software such as Cybersitter, so not everyone can look at reports there.

Request from Dawson family: we’d like our son and his friends to learn about avalanche activity so they keep their awareness level up while spring backcountry skiing, so CAIC folks, any desire to post on a more family friendly forum, or, gasp, on your own website?

After looking at all this another question comes up: Can we configure our filtering software to block kids from backcountry skiing without beacons on Loveland Pass avalanche slopes?


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