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High Fives B.A.S.I.C.S awesome snow safety documentary

High Fives B.A.S.I.C.S awesome snow safety documentary

Ski News, 22 October 2017

At GO Heli & Cat Skiing we always aim for having fun when skiing and part of having fun is to understand your playground and also your own level of skiing.

High Fives Foundation, is a California based non-profit organization and its B.A.S.I.C.S. Program Service is designed to promote safety and awareness to sports enthusiasts of all ages. High Fives just released its seventh snow safety documentary, B.A.S.I.C.S 7 in corporation with among others POC, Tahoe Trail Bar & Teton Gravity Research.

The movie addresses the critical vulnerabilities an athlete inevitably encounters when enjoying time in the mountains. The documentary features professional athletes Jeremy Jones, JT Holmes, Michelle Parker, Daron Rahlves, Elyse Saugstad, Connery Lundin and more each sharing their personal perspective on why making educated and informed decisions is essential. In addition to athletes, medical professionals from CRAIG Hospital, a Denver-based world-renowned rehabilitation hospital that specializes in neuro-rehabilitation, illustrate why snow safety and awareness is, and should be, a priority for all who wish to engage in mountain action sports.

The film focuses on five topics:

  • Snow is Dynamic-Understand the complexities of snow conditions to remain safe on the mountain.
  • Knowledge is Power-Gain insight on snow conditions and how the ever changing element impacts mountain athletes.
  • Inbounds vs. Backcountry-Recognize the respective hazards/dangers of each unique environment.
  • Consequences are Real-Progressing at your own rate, and the importance of making educated, safe choices on the mountain is crucial.
  • Ride for Tomorrow-Snow safety is vital to a lifetime of continued activity in the mountains.

High Fives B.A.S.I.C.S. Program Service is designed to promote safety and awareness to sports enthusiasts of all ages. This is the 7th documentary the High Fives Foundation has produced.

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