If you are headed to the back country, learning about avalanche safety is important.
If you're interested in taking a class, there are places to do so in southern Colorado. You can always check with your local sporting goods store.
Many can offer suggestions or may offer classes at their location. Some examples of classes in our area include, Pikes Peak Alpine School at 1-800-358-6867.
AlpenQuest at www.alpenquest.com.