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High Fives Foundation releases snow safety documentary to help you better understand the mountains

High Fives Foundation, a Truckee, CA-based non-profit organization, which supports the dreams of mountain sports athletes by raising injury prevention awareness and providing resources and inspiration to those who suffer life-altering injuries, released its seventh feature documentary today, B.A.S.I.C.S. 7 – Snow Safety & Awareness.

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. All documentaries are available for free online right here.

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