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OUTDOORS Juneau Empire Like a pilot knows their instruments and diligently conducts safety checks, a skier too should know the ways of the wilderness and the gear that will keep them safe.

Cultivating the savvy skier

Youth participating in the first Mountain Savvy course at Eaglecrest Ski Area on Wednesday listen to Chris Eckle talk about how to identify avalanche terrain. On this slope, just off the Ptarmigan lift, the key indicators were not only the pitch and location of the slope, but also the blast hole directly above the group.
Abby Lowell / Juneau Empire
Youth participating in the first Mountain Savvy course at Eaglecrest Ski Area on Wednesday listen to Chris Eckle talk about how to identify avalanche terrain. On this slope, just off the Ptarmigan lift, the key indicators were not only the pitch and location of the slope, but also the blast hole directly above the group.
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