Going out the Gate: Why Backcountry Decision Making Matters on the Resort

Submitted by Alexandra Malloy on Tue, 01/04/2022 - 15:49
Photo Credit: Aspen Snowmass

If you’re skiing in Colorado chances are you’re a soft snow fanatic. That feeling of weightlessness and pure joy as you lay tracks through an open powderfield is borderline indescribable - and a feeling we all chase. No matter the stoke or the adrenaline, it’s important to note that the search for soft snow often leads us into avalanche terrain - even if you’re on a resort.