Second Season For Avalanche Beacon Training Park At Rocky Mountain National Park

Avalanche Beacon Park
Avalanche Beacon Park at Hidden Valley in Rocky Mountain National Park

Courtesy Rocky Mountain National Park

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News Release Date: January 30, 2018

Contact: Kyle Patterson, Public Affairs Officer, (970) 586-1363

Contact: Park Information, (970) 586-1206

An avalanche beacon training park is located at Hidden Valley in Rocky Mountain National Park. This avalanche beacon park opened last winter, and is designed for back country enthusiasts to practice simulated avalanche searches using their own beacons/transceivers and probes. The wireless beacon training park has eight transmitters/targets and can be setup for single or multiple scenarios.

The beacon park is intended to be available for use through the winter months. It is a self-serve system, with directions for different scenarios located at the main control station. Users are back country enthusiasts who are familiar with avalanche rescue gear and techniques and the use of an avalanche beacon and probe.

In order to use the training park, visitors will need to bring their own avalanche beacon and probe. A shovel is recommended for winter backcountry travel but is not needed in the training park.

For further park information please visit www.nps.gov/romo or call the park’s Information Office at (970) 586-1206.

 



Last updated: January 30, 2018

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1000 US Hwy 36
Estes Park, CO 80517

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Through winter, the Information Office is open 8:00 am–4:30 pm Mon–Fri. Recorded Trail Ridge Road status: (970) 586-1222.

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