It is important for snowmobilers to be aware of avalanche danger and to mitigate it. Fact is that over 40 avalanche related deaths occur every year in the United States and the majority of those avalanches are caused by the person(s) that died. With that in mind, the Know Before You Go initiative was developed:

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  • Avoid suspect areas - If it does not feel right and there are signs and sounds that indicate issues, avoid the area

 

Get out of harms way

  • Stay away from hazardous slopes - Do not hang around the base of suspect slopes, especially if there are others riding above you