In this Jan. 4, 2013 photo, instructor Trevor Kostanich teaches an avalanche safety course at Snoqualmie Pass in Washington state. Where backcountry safety education once stressed the m

 

              In this Jan. 4, 2013 photo, instructor Trevor Kostanich teaches an avalanche safety course at Snoqualmie Pass in Washington state. Where backcountry safety education once stressed the m
In this Jan. 4, 2013 photo, instructor Trevor Kostanich teaches an avalanche safety course at Snoqualmie Pass in Washington state. Where backcountry safety education once stressed the mechanics of avalanches and snow science, training courses now incorporate a focus on human factors such as how to make better decisions, manage group dynamics and speak up should danger arise. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)