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Snow Science and Safety

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

Snow Science and Safety

Snow Science and Safety with Friends of the Flathead Avalanche Center


Join us for the basics of snow science and safety!

About this event

Have you ever wondered how something so delicate 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, how 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 and please be prepared for a 1-2 mile hike through snow both on and off trail. Snow shoes are necessary. Sportsman Ski Haus will be providing free rentals for those registered who need them. Please contact if you would like to reserve some for the program. 

Please be sure to check your email prior to the event in case of inclement weather and cancellation.

This program is free for the whole family and suitable for all ages, but we do require registration. Group size will be limited. Please grab one ticket for each person in your party and be sure to cancel if your plans change.

For more information about this or other scheduled outings call 406-862-3880 or email


Big Mountain Trailhead
Big Mountain Road
Whitefish, MT 59937 United States
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