The East Vail Institute is an informational resource and a collection of observations and experiences from the EV zone. These reports are our own and are not intended as a substitute for your own observations and avalanche training in uncontrolled terrain. We do not imagine ourselves to be anything more than we are, eyes on the ground. We do not offer any formal training to our readers and do not imply that what we post is a substitute for proper avalanche training. If you don’t like what we post, the CAIC has plenty of resources for the greater summit / vail zone.
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