Breckenridge Opens State's First Avalanche Rescue Training Site

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Looking for a place to practice your avalanche rescue skills?

Breckenridge Ski Resort has created the only avalanche transceiver practice site in Colorado.

The area allows skiers to practice in mock avalanches on Peak Eight in an area called Beacon Basin, which is about 10,000 square feet.

Breckenridge Ski Patrol will prepare the area each day by burying one to seven transceivers.

Probe poles will be available on site so skiers can practice searches. Skiers must bring their own beacons and replace the transceiver once they've located it.

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