Welcome to AspectAvy
Helping you manage avalanche risk in the backcountry.
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Why we do it
Skiing in the backcountry is inherently dangerous. To make the right decision every day, every time, it takes years of experience and advanced training. The terrain and variables are simply too complex and varied.

At AspectAvy, we want to provide a tool that can be used alongside the proper training that simplifies the process and helps backcountry users understand and lower their risk. We should all be able to confidently navigate avalanche terrain, have fun, and come home safely.
understanding the danger

Clear Recommendation

Statistics on avalanches show a clear relationship between the stability of the snowpack and the slope angle in which avalanches occur. We use this information to provide recommendations that take the guesswork out of determining WHERE the safe slopes are.

understanding the problem

Addressing the Human Factor

We all have our blind spots. When ignored these blind spots can lead to tragic consequences in the backcountry. We help riders identify their blind spots by coaching them to avoid their biases, improve their planning and execute on processes that will effectively manage their risk. Data collected on avalanche accidents shows a clear relationship between the problem and where accidents occur. It’s not enough to be aware of the problem, riders need to take active steps to avoid those areas.


“Riders new to the backcountry seem to understand they need a Level 1 Avy course before heading out. But then what? People need a follow up, a script, a program to follow and get feedback. Aspect Avy does that. It gives backcountry users a map to follow to safety.”

Steve Banks

Internationally Certified Mountain Guide, former CBAC Forecaster + Director

"The backcountry community needs visionaries and ambition. That’s why Beacon is excited to partner with Aspect Avy, who, at long last, is working to solve a problem that needs solving”

Andy Sovick

Beacon Guidebooks, #1 Publisher in USA of Ski Terrain Atlases + Ski Maps, CBAC Board Member
Interested In Learning More?
We're looking for backcountry users and enthusiasts to help us bring this to market.
Please reach out and let us know what your interest is.