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Avalanche Education

Love Your Local Avy Center

Parties, ski movies, and other ways to put your money where your ski is

published: September 25, 2014

Kim Havell, Svalbard, Norway

Avalanche Education

The Spring Snowpack

Backcountry Essentials: Isothermal snowpacks, cornices, and glide avalanches

published: April 29, 2014


Avalanche Education

VIDEO: Going on a Tour this Weekend?

Here's a video, created by BCA, to help you prepare

published: April 18, 2014


Avalanche Education

Be Aware of Depth Hoar

The large grains of sugary snow are still an avalanche hazard in springtime snowpack, especially this year

published: April 15, 2014

The Dresden Face in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah. When a wet slab releases, it moves as one giant mass and can be large enough to take out entire villages. PHOTO: Andrew Burr

Avalanche Education

Wet Slides

Backcountry Essentials: The spring giant

published: April 8, 2014

Skiers hike out the gate at Crystal Mountain. Courtesy: AvySafety.org

Avalanche Education

Know the Snow

Deadline extended for contest that asks skiers to film and share their Backcountry Awareness

published: April 3, 2014


Avalanche Education

Are You an Expert or Getting Lucky?

The backbone behind making good decisions

published: March 25, 2014

AK heli ski guide Aaron Karitis is in critical condition from injuries sustained in an avalanche on Saturday. PHOTO: Courtesy of Aaron Karitis' Facebook page.

Avalanche Education

AK Heli Guide Dies From Injuries

Bend-native Aaron Karitis does not survive injuries sustained from avalanche in Haines on Saturday

published: March 18, 2014

Avalanche educational offerings are as diverse in North America as the snowflakes falling from the sky. That can be a good thing and a bad thing. PHOTO: Mark Fisher/Fisher Creative

Avalanche Education

U.S.A. vs. Canada, Avy Ed Edition

The strikingly different approaches to snow safety education

published: March 11, 2014

Avoid this situation and take a mental note of the human factor. PHOTO: Garrett Grove

Avalanche Education

The Human Factor

Recognizing the dangers of mental shortcuts

published: March 4, 2014

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