Quote: Originally Posted by talloola
no, let's not do that, let's use our common sense.
More like education,most that get killed in avalanches are at the bottom of the mountain,a course would teach you to not be at the bottom of an avalanche chute,the trees bare of branchs are a good indicator your in a slide path yet the ignorant ones continue to sit at the bottom of a basin watching the hill climbs. Thats where education comes in.
I'm still more likely to be in a car accident caused by someone else then i am on a trip into the backcountry with some sledders if they know the same hazards I do concerning slides. Their are more safe snowmobilers now then ten years ago,every single club pushes for their members to take an avalanche course,cant say the same for motorists,most folks should'nt even be on the road but at least you can be defensive where moron motorists are concerned,you cant outrun an avalanche or pull over and let it just go by like you can with a tailgater.