Thanks to all of you who attended our Bryce & Ronnie Avalanche Safety program on January 5, and to those who made a donation to BRASS Avalanche in Bryce and Ronnie’s name. If you missed the program, . And if you can help donate to BRASS Avalanche, please do!

Knowing the avalanche forecast is a vital tool for your safety. But how do you find the forecast and understand it? And how is it different outside North America? This simple knowledge could have saved Bryce and Ronnie!

Lindsay Mann is a mountain guide, ski coach and educator. Dale Atkins is a lifelong snow safety educator, who has traveled and worked around the world. They will share their knowledge to help you better understand how to get the forecast wherever you are!

BRASS Avalanche will feature athletes Anna Marno and Caite Zeliff. Marno is a national super G champion and former U.S. Alpine Ski team member. She is now a coach at Snowbird and active within the avalanche safety community. Zeliff is a two-time winner of the Queen of Corbets title in her home of Jackson Hole, and a member of The North Face freeride team.

The two will talk about their careers as athletes, including their approach to snow safety.

off piste tragedy in the alps

Off Piste: Tragedy in Alps

Ski racers Bryce Astle and Ronnie Berlack had no idea of the danger they faced when they ventured off trail with U.S. Ski Team teammates. The January, 2015 avalanche that took their lives is the heart of an emotional new educational film Off Piste: Tragedy in the Alps.

BRASS 101 avalanche safety education


BRASS 101 is designed to educate ski and snowboard athletes about dangers outside the gates! It’s a 75-minute introductory presentation available free online. If you missed BRASS 101 this fall, you can watch any past presentations in the BRASS Avalanche video archive.


BRASS Avalanche

BRASS Avalanche, the Bryce and Ronnie Athlete Snow Safety Foundation (BRASS), was born out of the tragic avalanche deaths of U.S. Ski Team athletes Ronnie Berlack and Bryce Astle to create a legacy of change in the culture of avalanche education and safety in the competitive and recreational ski and snowboard community. Its mission is to advocate for greater penetration of avalanche education and to lobby for the evolution of snow safety systems.

2021-22 U.S. Avalanche Deaths

2022-23 US Avalanche Deaths

Your donation to BRASS Avalanche could save a life