Community Snow Observations: our commitment to safety
As those of us in the Northern Hemisphere look forward to the start of another ski season, we do so with an awareness of our collective responsibilities with respect to the novel coronavirus global pandemic. Remember, we can all play a role in flattening the curve!
What does this mean for Community Snow Observations and backcountry travel?
As a snow and citizen science community, we are committed to the “three CHECKS”!
- CHECK IN with local public health authorities and land managers before you head out into the backcountry
- CHECK ON local avalanche conditions and be sure you have the gear and training to be safe in the backcountry
- CHECK OUT less crowded destinations to maximize social distancing (and chances to discover untracked powder!)