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    Default Avalanche Training

    I wear my beacon when I go out riding but I'm not so sure I could use it properly if needed. Anyone know of any class's offered or groups that provide training?

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    BAART
    Backcountry Avalanche Awareness & Response Team
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    Avalanche awareness and avoidance class aimed at backcountry snowmachiners.

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    Default Practice

    They really are not that hard to use, so you can start practicing before the next class comes around. Get your riding buddy to bring his over and have him go out and hide it under the snow in the back yard. Then go out with yours and perform a search (follow directions in the owner's manual) and find where he buried it. Now, send him away with his unit and hide yours so he can practice finding you. Repeat often, even after you have found and taken that formal class.
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    When you're out riding and stop for a break, have a buddy tie the beacon to a pop and then everyone else close their eyes and have him hide it.

    When searching be sure that everyone turns their beacons off of transmit!

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    Default Here is a short class that BAART is offering

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