off piste tragedy in the alps

Education is the key to safety! Thanks to the thousands of skiers and snowboarders who took advantage of the many BRASS Avalanche educational opportunities this past season. And watch for a complete lineup of online educational opportunities coming up this fall and winter from BRASS Avalanche.

Are you looking to refresh your knowledge? Check out the recordings of BRASS Avalanche educational sessions.

Since its release in 2018, the educational film Off Piste has been seen by over a million worldwide. Take a minute to watch Off Piste, which provides vital awareness of the importance of avalance safety.

Are you headed to the Southern Hemisphere this summer? If so, make sure you come prepared with information on avalanche safety forecasts for the region you are visiting.

Finally, stay tuned here for the announcement of the 2021-22 BRASS educational program schedule.



off piste tragedy in the alps

Off Piste: Tragedy in the 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 90-minute introductory presentation available online. Reserve a date for your club, academy or school, or watch video of this season’s presentations.

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Learn About the Dangers

Danger in the Backcountry highlights the challenges faced by the sport as more and more people head to the backcountry this season. Listen to industry experts in this insightful panel featuring leading ski industry and avalanche safety experts.



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.

2019-20 U.S. Avalanche Deaths

2020-21 US Avalanche Deaths

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