If you live in Bozeman you have no excuse not to practice your beacon skills now that they have opened an avalanche training center in Beall Park. KTVH spoke with Assistant Recreation Manager Holly Crane about the park’s opening:
“We’re in an awesome community that loves to be outside and do outdoor activities and go on an adventure in the backcountry, but you have to have the gear for emergency situations.
You’re already in a situation that’s emotional and stressful, and you’re panicking, so you have to use that gear quickly and know how to use it.
It has three beacons buries so you can so a single search or multiple searches up to three and the more practice you get, the easier it will be for once you get out into the backcountry”
The avalanche training park is open every day from 8:30am to 8:30 pm. The Friends of the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center will be hosting a free one-hour avalanche awareness talk and one-hour beacon practice at Beall Park tomorrow from 6-8 p.m. so get your friends together, dress warm, and sharpen up your skills. For more information on avalanche safety please go HERE.