Empowering and challenging backcountry riders to expand their skills so that their adventures can reach new heights.
Our mission is to provide entry level avalanche education and training at no cost, to raise awareness and reduce accident occurrence in the back-country.
Tyler's Backcountry Awareness also provides several advanced classes, but in a cost-effective manner.
Backcountry rider Tyler Lundstedt’s undeniable and contagious passion for snowmobiling in the great Rocky Mountains led him and fellow riders to ever greater heights and challenges.
Born in 1987, Tyler came to work in construction and running heavy equipment, but that was just to pay the snowmobiling bills. Ever smiling and always with a helping hand, Tyler would be found engaged in something productive.
Those riding with Tyler would experience the mountains in ways most never will. The more obscure and hard to reach places offer the challenges and skill-building excitement an enthusiastic rider can appreciate.
On January 21, 2012 Tyler died in an avalanche near Buffalo Pass in Colorado.
The passion he shared with the world is a tremendous legacy. Tyler’s Backcountry Awareness was created to challenge riders to build their skills in safety and preparedness.
Currently we are diligently working with the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) to develop a motorized user course. A mix of class room education and then field work applying the new skills and studying snow conditions
100% of our funding is through donations, club membership, and fundraising events. Our board and employees are unpaid, so all of your donation goes directly to funding classes and information. We are in the process of applying for our 501(c)(3) not-for-profit with the IRS. Without the donations and membership, we cannot continue to provide the services that help so many people, so take a moment and donate or join today!