686 Backcountry Safety Tips: Presented by Victor Daviet


MOVING IN THE BACKCOUNTRY IS ALL ABOUT RISK ASSESSMENT, MAKING THE RIGHT DECISIONS, AND BEING PREPARED. IF YOU DON’T KNOW, DON’T GO.
  
We all love a good day in the mountains, but knowing what days are safe to head into the backcountry and when to keep it inbounds at the resort is crucial. The first and most important step in venturing into backcountry snowboarding or skiing is education. As the important phrase goes “If you don’t know, don't go!”

We reached out to Victor Daviet, 686 Team Rider and backcountry enthusiast to create a series of videos on how he safely prepares for his adventures outside the resort ropes. Victor has partnered with ANENA (National Association for the Study of Snow and Avalanches) to organize a series of backcountry awareness events called Safety Shred Days, so we knew he’d be the perfect candidate to help us spread awareness while keeping things fun along the way.

 

EPISODE 1: Backcountry Essentials

Victor touches on the essential gear required for a safe backcountry mission, no matter how close or far you are from a resort, along with some of his personal must-haves. Gear alone does not mean you are ready to get out there. You must also get educated, know the risks, and know your partner(s) are too. Check out our Backcountry Safety 101 for more information and Subscribe to be notified of the next episode.

 EPISODE 2: Planning Before You Go

Victor Stresses the importance of having a proper plan in place before heading out into the backcountry. He shares tips on routes, team safety, and having a detailed itinerary.

Get started for the right tips on avalanche conditions in your region as well as finding safety courses in your area. Properly planning your route is very important.  Caltopo and onX Backcountry are great resources and will help you be more prepared to safely navigate the terrain. 

 

View 686 Backcountry Safety 101 for more resources.


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