Snowbird’s Freeride Avalanche Summit is just around the corner

Posted By: The Ski Channel on December 8, 2010 8:41 pm

Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort and the Utah Avalanche Center (UAC) are once again partnering to offer the second annual Freeride Avalanche Summit, Dec. 16-17. The two-day clinic is targeted towards advanced and expert skiers and riders who want practical and professional instruction on avalanche awareness, safety and rescue.

The Freeride Avalanche Summit will include a unique blend of instruction that combines the expertise of industry leading avalanche forecasters with the experience and influence of local, professional athletes. Expected participants include:

  • Members of the UAC
  • Snowbird Ski Patrol
  • Will Wissman, professional photographer
  • Gordy Peifer, professional skier
  • Jenn Berg, professional skier
  • Ben Wheeler, professional skier
  • Chris Coulter, professional snowboarder
  • Forrest Shearer, professional snowboarder
  • Caroline Gleich, professional skier
  • Brant Moles, professional skier
  • Hannah Whitney, professional skier
  • Wasatch Powderbird Guides
  • And more to be announced

“Last year’s Avalanche Summit proved that there’s a tremendous demand for affordable, high-end backcountry training for advanced local skiers and riders,” said UAC Forecaster and Freeride Avalanche Summit founder Craig Gordon. “We’re excited to once again bring together leading forecasters with some of the best winter athletes in Utah for what is sure to be a premier event.”

Check out video from last years event.  For a complete schedule click here