I have recently began acquiring most of what I need to get myself into touring. I currently live in SLC, Utah. My tentative plan is to do a bit of no risk XC with the setup to get used to it, and then tour up Brighton/Alta in the spring for some risk free practice.
My question is, what would be your recommendations for good online resources to learn all about safety in the back country? I plan to take an avy course of some sort next season as well (could use some pointers on what to take and what's out there).