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FREE Motorized Avalanche Awareness | Russell Motorsports

December 8, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Event: Motorized Avalanche Awareness 

Format: In-person with the Mountain Riding Lab

Date: Friday, December 8th, 2023

Location:  Russell Motorsports, 5106 East Harrier, Missoula, MT, 59808

Time: 6-8 PM MT

Price: FREE! 

Prerequisites: None – just an interest in learning about avalanches!

Registration: None required. This event is free and open to the public

Motorized Avalanche Awareness:

In this motorized-specific avalanche awareness session, instructors Duncan Lee and Kaleb Retz will introduce how avalanches happen and how to avoid them. Through video footage, photos, and engaging dialogue, you will learn why you should be avalanche aware and how to be prepared when riding in the backcountry. They’ll discuss gear, terrain, snowpack, and the next steps.

This event supports avalanche information and education for the growing motorized community and includes outstanding giveaways and prizes. We hope to see you there and look forward to answering your questions about how to get out and enjoy the mountains safely!

Motorized Avalanche Awareness sessions are designed for current and aspiring backcountry mountain riders.

Topics Covered:

  • Avalanche types
  • Avalanche terrain
  • Weather observations and considerations
  • Avalanche center observations and forecast information
  • Trip planning and preparation
  • Travel techniques
  • Group dynamics and discussion
  • Educational resources, training opportunities, and next steps



December 8, 2023
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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West Central Montana Avalanche Foundation
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