June 13, 2024

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One Colorado avalanche education group is recruiting more women

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If you know more than a few women avalanche educators, you probably live in a ski town with more pot shops than police stations and where backcountry shovels threaten to spill out of closets with “Attack of La Niña” posters on their doors.  

That’s because there are so few women working in the profession, says the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education. Women make up just 20% of AIARE’s avalanche instructor educators due, sometimes, to factors beyond their control.

This story first appeared in The Outsider, the premium outdoor newsletter by Jason Blevins.

In it, he covers the industry from the inside out, plus the fun side of being outdoors in our beautiful state.

“It’s hard enough for anyone to make a living as an avalanche…

Tracy Ross

2023-09-14 03:31:00

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