Thanks for joining our Bryce & Ronnie Avalanche Safety Day program with Chris Davenport, Dan Egan and Daron Rahlves. It was a great conversation on the joy of backcountry and the safety focus these amazing skiers have. If you missed it, we’ll have the video available here on Thursday, Jan. 6.

Please help us extend this message to others with a donation to BRASS Avalanche. Thank you for your support.




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 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.

avalanche safety online

Bryce & Ronnie Day

The annual Bryce & Ronnie Avalanche Safety Day is an opportunity to remind ourselves of the dangers of avalanches. On Wed. Jan. 5 spend one hour on a free webinar featuring big mountain skiers Chris Davenport, Dan Egan and Daron Rahlves, plus see a private screening of Off Piste


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

2020-21 US Avalanche Deaths

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