avalanche information

The Peloton de Gendarmerie de Haute Montagne responds to the call. PHOTO: David Rastouil

Avalanche Education

Au Secours! In Chamonix

Chamonix is ground zero for steep skiing, and consequentially, it is one of the busiest places for search and rescue teams in the world.

published: October 21, 2014


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

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