This is the time of year when us crazy Colorado people love to strap sticks on our feet and go really fast down tall mountains. We all know that there is a possibility at some point that we're going to come face-to-face with an avalanche. There is a new effort to make us crazy people think about this.

The program is called "Know Before You Go" and here's a description from Trent Meisenheimer's Vimeo page about what it's all about.

The Utah Avalanche Center and the Colorado Avalanche Information Center have teamed up with Avalanche Canada, Backcountry Access, the American Avalanche Association, the American Institute of Avalanche Research and Education, the National Avalanche Center, Sherpas Cinema, Red Bull Media House, Brainfarm, and others to bring you this beta which is unlike any other PSA you are likely to see.

No kidding. Very intense stuff for a reason. Avalanches are likely to end your life if you're caught on the wrong end of one. Here's more from the KBYG website.

Know Before You Go is a free avalanche awareness program. Not much science, no warnings to stay out of the mountains, no formulas to memorize. In 1 hour, you will see the destructive power of avalanches, understand when and why they happen, and how you can have fun in the mountains and avoid avalanches.

Maybe if we share this project, we can make sure this winter is a fun time without any tragedies to report.