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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


Avalanche Education

Persistent Sketch

Backcountry Essentials: The art of backcountry in a continental snowpack

published: February 18, 2014

When to use a cell phone: To document debris from a slide crashing into a hotel. This one from 2008, whan an avalanche hit the Bridger Gondola restaurant. PHOTO: Christopher Bezamat Photography

Avalanche Education

Cell Phones In The Backcountry

Backcountry Essentials: Stash the technology in your pack

published: February 11, 2014

Follow the backcountry skier's etiquette to decide who goes first. PHOTO: Ryan Creary

Avalanche Education

Who Goes First?

Backcountry Essentials: Politeness, entitlement, sandbagging, and fear

published: February 4, 2014


Avalanche Education

Backcountry Essentials: Faceted Snow

The culprit for the lion's share of avalanches

published: January 28, 2014


Avalanche Education

Backcountry Essentials: Wind Loading

Analyzing wind direction, speed, and duration

published: January 22, 2014


Avalanche Education

Backcountry Essentials: Be A Forecaster

Find a system to collect as much information about the snowpack as possible and make it a daily ritual

published: January 14, 2014

A photo of the East Vail Chutes after the avalanche occurred there on Tuesday. PHOTO: Colorado Avalanche Information Center

Avalanche Education

East Vail Chutes Avalanche Kills One, Injures Three

Snow conditions were rated Considerable for avalanche danger

published: January 8, 2014


Avalanche Education

Backcountry Essentials: Pick A Partner

...And plan your pick

published: January 7, 2014

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