The North Face athlete Ingrid Backstrom (right, blue jacket) leads a group of women practicing beacon searches and rescue scenarios in the frigid fog at Snowbird, Utah. (Credit: Re Wikstrom, courtesy of
November 21, 2014

SAFE AS: Avalanche Safety Tips from Ingrid Backstrom

Whether you’re planning to head into the frontcountry, slackcountry, sidecountry, or backcountry this winter, it’s important to think safety first. To keep her skills fresh while also learning new techniques, The North Face big-mountain skier Ingrid Backstrom helps lead an avalanche safety course for women. Interested in participating in a workshop? Check out a list …

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