Jax and Colorado Mountain School sponsor avalanche awareness clinics

Don’t be caught in the back country unaware!

Avalanche awareness clinics are taking place at Jax Outdoor Gear, 1200 North College in Fort Collins, on Jan. 17, 6 to 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 14, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

The workshop will teach basic avalanche awareness skills on:

• Judging before you go out
• The level of danger you may be facing
• How to read potential avalanche signs
• What to bring to be prepared in case of an avalanche
• How to ski safely with a group in terms of avalanche awareness
• What to do if an avalanche occurs.

For more information, contact Leslie Wharton at 970-221-0544, email