Mountain Rescue Aspen presents a two-day avalanche awareness workshop this week, January 9 and 10. The fundamentals of avalanche awareness will be covered, including hazard evaluation, snow pit demonstrations, beacon search and much more. It's crucial information for anyone who skis, boards, snowshoes or snowmobiles in the back country. Registration and the first class takes place Friday evening at The Little Nell, with instruction in the field all day Saturday. You must attend Friday in order to take part on Saturday. Questions can be answered at www.mountainrescueaspen.org.