BMG AIARE Avalanche Courses 2022

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BMG AIARE Avalanche Courses 2022

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BMG has the official go ahead with our permits being the last obstacle before posting our courses for the year! We've started out season as early as October in the past, but not this time. Although it's a La Niña year, you'll find that our courses are top notch with an interesting snowpack to work with.

Here's our lineup of courses. Notice that we will NOT be back in Santa Fe as guide services (or any other entity) are no longer allowed to utilize the ski lift for access into the backcountry (i.e., to leave the ski area into the forest or gain access to the wilderness) per the USFS Española Ranger District. BMG had good support from the Nambe Tribe (thank you!!). Because of this we feel that it is impossible to give students a good avalanche education with the limited terrain available of Aspen Vista Trail and the Windsor trail from the parking lot. It's with a sad heart that Santa Fe will not be on our line up until this situation changes, but the moratorium is an agreement with the ski area, the USFS, and a special interest group to preserve the wilderness zone, so the situation will likely be perpetual. Guide services are also not allowed to provide services within the ski area at any time.

However, the Questa Ranger District has a more open mind about avalanche education and backcountry ski guiding, so come and get your avi ed with us this year in Taos!

You can find all of our updates and listings at: ... es-aiare/
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