Series of avalanche-awareness classes offered

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Series of avalanche-awareness classes offered

Local avalanche education has snowball effect
Students make observations of the snowpack in the San Juan Mountains during an on-snow field course provided by Friends of the San Juans. The nonprofit teaches avalanche awareness free of charge and has had an overwhelming reception since it began last year.
Brittany Cupp in deep snow during a backcountry snowboard tour of Velocity Basin near Silverton. Organizations like Friends of the San Juans help students better understand avalanche terrain and mechanics through its ongoing winter courses.
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