Avalanche awareness and safety is at the center of the Avalaunch Festval this Thursday through Saturday. Avalaunch is about fun for sure! The free Winter Gear Fashion Show at Plonk on Thursday and the Pray for Snow Party with the Crystal Method on Saturday make that obvious. Don't let these distract you from a great chance for you to get some great information and safety lessons about the mountain on Friday night. Starting at 6pm at the Bozeman Public Library there will be education panels featuring Conrad Anker and Doug Chabot talking about the hazards of mountain sports. Being equipped with the knowledge these men will be giving out on Friday is the best thing you can do for yourself, if you are playing outdoors this winter.

Following these panels, on the front lawn of the Bozeman Public Library, don't miss SKI MOVIES! Dress warm, bring a chair, and check out "Let's Go" and "Education of Style" on a huge outdoor movie screen. Get info on all the happenings this weekend at the Avalaunch Festival website.