Video: Jason Ebelheiser

As an AIARE level 3 certified guide, BD Ambassador Mike Barney spends nine months a year skiing and guiding in the mountains. But even Barney still gets antsy when the powder flies.

“Patience is something that I have to practice and work on,” he says.

However, as the saying goes, patience is a virtue when it comes to backcountry skiing and splitboarding. In this episode of our Snow Safety series, we head to Colorado to hang with Barney and Doug Krause—Silverton Avalanche School’s Pro Course Director—to discuss the importance of having patience this winter.