Industry News 11/27/2013

SNOW: POWDER Launches The Safe Zone and Avalanche Clinic

Microsite on Powder.com dedicated to avalanche education and backcountry resources. The Safe Zone Clinic is open to the public with 50 spots
Press Release from POWDER

SAN CLEMENTE, CA (November 27, 2013) - POWDER is proud to announce the official launch of The Safe Zone, a new microsite dedicated to avalanche education and backcountry resources. In conjunction with the new site, the first ever avalanche awareness and snow safety clinic, called The Safe Zone Clinic, hosted by POWDER will take place at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort Dec. 13-15, 2013.

The Safe Zone provides skiers a clearinghouse of information with a simple goal of offering the best resources available for backcountry skiers. Providing relevant, quality content regarding general safety techniques, recent news from the field, gear reviews as well as direct links to every avalanche center in North America, The Safe Zone is the most complete online resource available.

"For years, POWDER has advocated avalanche awareness and education," says POWDER Editor John Stifter. "With The Safe Zone, we now have a dedicated space to continue the conversation more emphatically while also acting as a resource for avalanche centers and brands to promote events, content, and gear we feel best enables our community to stay safe skiing inbounds and beyond the ropes."

From December 13-15, The Safe Zone Clinic will focus on human factors in avalanche terrain-specifically, group dynamics and decision-making. It will include a standard avalanche awareness curriculum, rather than a heavy snow-science-based avie I program, with a 10:1 teacher/student ratio.

Led by Snowbird Supervisor of Snow Safety and President of Wasatch Backcountry Rescue Dean Cardinale, in addition to Snowbird ski patrollers and avalanche professionals, the clinic is available to the skiing public, including those looking to travel to Little Cottonwood Canyon for the first time as well as locals. The number of spots available to the public is capped at 50 to ensure proper instruction. Go to the Powder Store to find pricing for the class and Snowbird lift tickets and accommodation.

About POWDER
For 42 years, POWDER, The Skier's Magazine, has been produced by and for those who embrace skiing, and is developed through a collective love of two things: good skiing and good magazines. Since its inception in 1972, the strength of the POWDER, title has been based on authenticity, experience, and respect for its readers-the most passionate, dedicated, and loyal in the sport. POWDER, is part of Source Interlink Media's GrindMedia that reaches more than 10 million active sports enthusiasts through an integrated network of magazines, online properties, events and television programming. For more information, please visit powder.com.