Free Shipping Over $75
Mountain Safety

This December marks Jones Snowboard’s fifth annual Avalanche Awareness Month. We feel December is the ideal month to refresh your understanding of Avalanche and Emergency First Aid skills so you are prepared and well-practiced to make good decisions for the rest of the winter.

This video from the Utah Avalanche Center gives a good overview of the importance of educating yourself about avalanche danger. Let the video be motivation to take the next step and expand or refresh your avy skills by taking a professional course. Online articles and videos about avalanche education topics provide valuable supplemental knowledge but there is no substitution for taking a class. To understand how to safely study and observe the snowpack you need to spend a few days in the field with the experts.

There are more avalanche courses offered in North America this winter than ever before. If you have been interested in taking a course but never have, or have taken the Level One and have wanted to take Level Two, now is the time to schedule it on your winter calendar.

As the Utah Avy Center stresses, knowledge is power when it comes to making safe choices in the backcountry and an avy course is the best place to build this educational foundation. Once you know the facts, your experience in the field will be that much more rewarding and informative because you will know what you see in the snowpack as you tour.

A comprehensive list of most avy courses offered in the US can be found here:

http://aiare.info/course_list.php

For classes in Canada check here:

http://old.avalanche.ca/cac/training/ast/courses

Share Story
Published on
3 December 2014
15
Jan
Introducing The Stratos
What makes a snowboard more fun? WHEN IT’S READY FOR ANYTHING! Thrilled to introduce the all-new limited edition Stratos! The Stratos is a modern all-mountain board...
Jones
9
Jan
Jones Presents: Where Land Ends
Story by Forrest Shearer. Photos by Andrew Miller. Chile is one of the few places in the world where world class snowboarding and surfing zones are only a stone’s throw away from each other. With waves nearly crashing into the mountains it’s the...
Jones
20
Dec
Videos
SHELTER - New Splitboard Film Featuring Mat Schaer + Jeremy Jones
How do you raise the bar AND lower your impact? That’s the challenge, SHELTER, a new backcountry shred movie by Almo Films and Picture Organic tackles head on. Shelter follows Mat Schaer, Jeremy Jones, Levi Luggen, Leo Taillefer and Thomas...
Jones
4
Dec
Meet The Team
Welcome To The Team: Victor De Le Rue
Honored to welcome the 2019 Freeride World Tour Champion to the Jones family. Truckee, Calif. (December 4, 2019) - Jones Snowboards announced today that French snowboard phenom Victor De Le Rue will join the Jones family as a new International...
Xavier
12
Nov
Binding Tech Talk - JF Pelchat Talks NOW SkateTech
Your feet don’t give a sh!t about a colorway. Supreme comfort and precision response are the most important qualities of a snowboard binding to the body parts it matters to most. The perfect binding reacts to your foot movements with lightning...
Jones
24
Oct
Trip Reports
2019 Jones BC Adventure Grant Trip Report
Thrilled to present a trip report from the 2019 Jones Backcountry Adventure Grant winner - Graeme Greenwood of Bozeman, MT. In June 2019, Graeme and a crew of friends used the grant to help fund a four-day traverse of a remote section of the...
Jones