Backcountry Safety
Avalanche awareness and basic first-aid are critical skills for the backcountry rider.
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Backcountry Safety Hub

Avalanche Rescue Steps

Avalanche Rescue Steps

Anyone who ventures out into the backcountry should have basic training in both avalanche beacon rescue and rescue shoveling.
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Nothing happened... Good call or close call?

Nothing happened... Good call or close call?

It was early season in the Rocky Mountains of Montana, and a friend and I watched across the valley as three college aged men descended a large, shaded couloir in what looked to be perfect, soft snow.
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How to: descend in avalanche terrain

How to: descend in avalanche terrain on a splitboard

Mountain Guide Neil McNab shows how to safely descend in potential avalanche terrain on your splitboard
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How to: ascend in avalanche terrain

How to: ascend in avalanche terrain

Mountain Guide Neil McNab shows how to safely navigate avalanche terrain on your splitboard
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How to: pack your essential backcountry gear?

How to: pack your essential backcountry gear?

Mountain Guide and Jones Snowboard Ambassador Neil McNab shows us what he packs in his bag for a splitboarding tour
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How to: plan a tour for splitboarding

How to: plan a tour for splitboarding

Mountain Guide Ambassador Neil McNab shows us how to plan a route for a splitboard tour
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Jones Ambassador Guides

Jones Ambassador Guides

Backcountry snowboarding leaders who have dedicated their lives to offering unique guided experiences and educating about snow safety.
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Safety Links

Safety Links

Avalanche advisory and education links
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Jeremy's Journal

Jeremy Jones' backcountry mental checklist

Jeremy Jones' backcountry mental checklist

Learn about the "mental keys" that Jeremy Jones goes over in his head every time he steps into the mountains.
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How Jeremy Jones reads an avalanche report

How Jeremy Jones reads an avalanche report

One of the biggest evolutions in evaluating backcountry travel and avalanche safety is the frequency and ease of getting your local avalanche report.
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Jeremy Jones' "Pre-Game" Avalanche Protocols

Jeremy Jones' "Pre-Game" Avalanche Protocols

The most important decisions you make in the backcountry are the decisions you make before you even leave the house.
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5 Red Flags: Open your eyes and stay alive

5 Red Flags: Open your eyes and stay alive

Have you heard of the Five Red Flags? The red flags are simple visual clues that are a sign of potential avalanche danger.
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Jeremy Jones' Backcountry TIME Guidelines

Jeremy Jones' Backcountry TIME Guidelines

Learn from Jeremy Jones about how paying attention to time can reduce your risk in the mountains.
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Splitboarding Hub

The ’How To Splitboard’ videos series is a master class in splitboard tips and tricks taught by the legendary UIAGM Backcountry Snowboard Guide Neil McNab. Each episode covers an important aspect of learning to splitboard including avalanche safety, skinning technique and how to set up your splitboard.

Gear 101

Learn how to choose the right gear and how to use it.

Ride for tomorrow

Pick your spots to hit 5th gear.
The season is a marathon not a sprint.

Backcountry essentials