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An Inside Look At the Premier Big Mountain Safety Class In The Country

An Inside Look at the Premier Big Mountain Safety Class in the Country

“There’s this massive chasm between the current style of avalanche training and modern backcountry skiing. It just doesn’t meet the needs of many skiers,” said Zahan Billimoria, a Patagonia athlete and Exum guide, as we skinned up Granite Canyon in Teton National Park. “We need to abandon the curriculum and instead foster curiosity and collaboration in learning snow safety and understanding risks.”