Good news, it’s going to snow this winter and after enough snow, there will be backcountry skiing. I am sure the majority of my snow sliding brethren feel like I feel.....we want a refund from the end of the 2019-2020 season. FOBP’s on-snow events had barely finished when our team was put into lockdown, ski resorts abruptly shut down and we were strongly discouraged from venturing out into neighboring mountain communities to reduce their exposure.
Now we are embarking into the great unknown together with pandemic recreation education!The potential influx of new BC travelers was the primary topic of conversation on our weekly FOBP Zoom calls during the lockdown. We had a period of great concern regarding how we will get our message out when we can't perform our education in person. For the last 16 seasons, all we did was in-person education. We want you to hear our voice of concern, warning, and excitement that we put into each presentation. Hearing your questions, concerns, and doubts keep us on our toes engaged in this venture. We love what we do. Most of all, we want you to make smart, educated decisions every time you go into the backcountry.Our Education team has a new director and seasoned FOBP educator, Jeff Welch, who has been diligently learning about broadcasting, microphones, lighting, editing, and importantly, ZOOM. Then he pivots and is teaching the rest of the education members, who are going to in-turn teach the team members, who are then going to bring all of this hard work to you in the form of online Avalanche Education.
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