If you’re thinking of venturing into the backcountry for the first time and want an overview of the safety considerations, or even if you’re an experienced backcountry skier, these videos by The North Face are worth watching. Be careful though, as they warn, these episodes are not a substitute for a formal avalanche education. For tips on where you can get a more formal education, look through our Advice section.
Know Boundaries Episode 1: Avalanche Introduction & Backcountry Gear
Know Boundaries Episode 2: The Avalanche Triad: Terrain / Snowpack / Weather
Know Boundaries Episode 3: The Five Red Flags