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Cover It Live recap: Sierra Avalanche Center experts talk winter safety

Greyson Howard
Sierra Sun

Sun File PhotoRescuers searched for a hiker who lost his way after a small avalanche last winter on Slide Mountain.

LAKE TAHOE and#8212; The mountains around Tahoe are a year-round playground, but those going out in the winter need to be aware of a potentially big risk: avalanches.

Whether you’re on skis, a snowboard, snowshoes or a snowmobile, knowledge about avalanche danger is your best tool to stay safe in the backcountry.

And even though ski resorts diligently work to reduce the risk of avalanches, people who ride at local resorts would be wise to brush up on avalanche knowledge too.

At 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24, http://www.sierrasun.com will host a live discussion with experts at the Sierra Avalanche Center and#8212; including avalanche forecaster Andy Anderson and Brandon Schwartz and#8212; and readers can learn about the center, avalanche forecasting and ask questions about traveling in the snow.