B.A.S.I.C.S. Coming December 5, 2022
Fiver is the face of the High Fives Foundation's B.A.S.I.C.S program!
Fiver and his friends are here to remind you to stay smart on the snow. They know that whether you’re earning your turns in the backcountry, lapping the terrain park, or slaying powder inbounds, being aware of your surroundings will keep you stoked for years to come.
The B.A.S.I.C.S program was created to reach athletes who choose to make smart decisions in the mountains and prevent injuries of any kind.
What are collisions?
There are 3 main types of collisions. Person to person, person to object, or person to nature.
When and where do they happen? To who and why?
Collisions can happen to anyone at any time, anywhere on the mountain. there is increased risk in high traffic zones, merge points, transitions and roll overs, lift lines, and tree zones.
Why is signage important?
Remember the “rules of the road” and respect the signage displayed on the mountain. It is there for a reason.
How can we be aware of our surroundings?
Always be aware of your surroundings. Don’t be afraid to ask yourself, where am I headed? Can I handle this terrain? What is the ability of the skiers and riders around me?
What is collision avoidance?
Collision avoidance comes down to personal responsibility - your awareness, your ability, and your willingness to adjust.