Zac’s Tracs Avalanche Training programs
Who are Zac’s Tracs and why should I choose them?
What types of courses does Zac’s Tracs offer?
I just ride in high traffic areas, do I need avalanche training?
How do I contact a Zac’s Tracs representative for more information?
Can someone from the Zac’s Team phone or email me to help select training programs?
Do I qualify for a discount?
What do we need to bring on the field day?
What about the weather?
We have taken an AST 1 course. What’s next?
What can I expect in the AST 2 advanced class?
What do I need to know to HOST a course?
Where do I find a current Public Avalanche Bulletin?
What is the AVALUATOR?
How to use the AVALUATOR Trip Planner
How to download ATES to Google Earth.
What is the Risk Formula? What parts of risk can I control?
Emergency Communication Tools
Where can I find avalanche related news stories?
Not a big reader?! Here’s some great videos of
stories and close calls…
Even the small hills could be deadly! Watch this small slide that could have ended with a dead friend – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2y_CrEf6P40&feature=youtu.be
⇒ Here’s some words from the man caught in this avalanche, “12/30/17 was a sobering day for myself and the guys I ride with. I was mostly buried in an slide below Mount Jefferson near Island Park, Idaho. Thanks to the quick action of those around me, I was fortunate to make it out unharmed. I’ve struggled with the decision on what to do with this video, as I’m ashamed of my decision to put myself and others in harms way, but I’ve decided to post it in hopes that others can learn from my mistake. As with most accidents, there is an error chain that leads up to the event, and this one is no exception. Late the night prior, we checked all the avalanche reports for our area. The closest reporting region, the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center, stated on the GNFAC website for 12/29/17 : “As the snowpack continues to be stressed by new and wind-blown snow, human triggered avalanches will be likely on all slopes and the avalanche danger is rated CONSIDERABLE. If the storm hits harder than expected today, the avalanche danger could rise to HIGH on all slopes.” As crazy as it sounds, this didn’t set off huge alarms in my head as the danger is often reported as considerable or higher for much of the winter season.”
Rare double avalanche caught on video while controlling avalanches. 2 huge avalanches in the Fernie and Coquihalla area- http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/