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Snow Science and Safety with Friends of the Flathead Avalanche Center

February 27, 2022 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Have you ever wondered how something so delicate as snowflakes can cause an avalanche? Join us on the snowy trail to learn the basics about snow science and safety with the Friends of the Flathead Avalanche Center. We will look at how snow forms, how snow packs change, why avalanches occur, and how to use some of the basic safety equipment. You will never look at snow the same way again!

We will meet at the Big Mountain Trailhead at 10:00 AM. Be prepared for 1-2 miles of hiking both on and off trail. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Snowshoes are required. Sportsman Ski Haus will be providing free rentals for those registered who need them. Please contact education@whitefishlegacy.org if you would like to reserve some for the program. 

This event is free and suitable for all ages however attendance is limited and pre-registration is required. Please reserve a ticket for each member of your party. Please check your email prior to the event in case of inclement weather/cancellation.

Be sure to cancel if your plans change. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/snow-science-and-safety-with-friends-of-the-flathead-avalanche-center-tickets-256986061227 

For more information about this or other scheduled outings call 406-862-3880 or email education@whitefishlegacy.org.


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