Learn the basics of snowshoeing, including gear selection and where to go to get started.
When, where: 7 p.m. Tuesday at REI stores in Arcadia, 214 N. Santa Anita Ave.; Huntington Beach, 7777 Edinger Ave.; and Northridge, 18605 Devonshire St.
Admission, info: Free. (626) 447-1062 for Arcadia; (714) 379-1938 for Huntington Beach; (818) 831-5555 for Northridge.
Get a comprehensive overview of avalanches, how they happen, how to travel in avalanche terrain, what conditions cause concern and what to do if you’re caught in an avalanche.
When, where: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Adventure 16 store in Tarzana, 5425 Reseda Blvd., and Friday at the the Los Angeles store, 11161 W. Pico Blvd.
Admission, info: Free. (818) 345-4266 for Tarzana; (310) 473-4574 for Los Angeles.
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