How Can You Stay Safe Playing In The Backcountry Snow? #KnowBeforeYouGo

"All it takes is one bad call and that is one too many."

By: Liam McNally

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Playing in the backcountry is inherently risky and the best way to protect yourself from the potential pitfalls of any activity is education. The Know Before You Go avalanche awareness program has a mission to educate backcountry skiers and snowboarders about what they can do to reduce the risk of causing an avalanche. This video is like no PSA you've ever seen and is sure to instill in you a deep sense of responsibility to yourself and others to always #KnowBeforeYouGo.

"It doesn’t matter if you have made thousands of good calls – all it takes is one bad call and that is one too many. Some days the mountains are screaming GET OUT OF HERE and some days they are saying come on in – it’s time to party." - Jeremy Jones

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