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  1. Skills

    Avalanches, Part 1: The Basics

    Learn the basics of avalanches, including potential hazards, types of avalanches and contributing factors.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 328 reviews
  2. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Avalanche Transceivers

    An avalanche transceiver is essential for backcountry travel on snow. Learn about digital and analog technology, antennas, range and more.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 145 reviews
  3. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Avalanche Safety Gear

    To manage risks in the backcountry in winter, you need the right gear. Learn about transceivers, snow shovels, probes, airbags and more.

    rated 3.5 out of 5 with 125 reviews
  4. Skills

    Avalanches, Part 2: Snow Tests

    Learn how to test snow stability in the backcountry. This article covers snow pits, the Rutschblock test and Extended Column Test (ECT).

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 104 reviews
  5. Checklists

    Avalanches, Part 4: Rescue Checklist

    When an avalanche buries someone, survival hinges on a fast rescue. Our checklist details steps to take, including transceiver use.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 94 reviews
  6. Skills

    Avalanches, Part 3: Reducing Risk

    Find out how to reduce your risk in avalanche terrain. This article covers warning signs, route selection, human elements and safety gear.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 78 reviews
  7. Skills

    Beginner's Guide to Backcountry Skiing and Snowboarding

    Thinking about trying backcountry skiing and snowboarding? Learn what gear and training is required before you can head out.

    rated 4 out of 5 with 31 reviews
  8. Skills

    Off-Piste Skiing Techniques

    Become more confident with skiing off-piste terrain by learning three key skiing techniques: blocking pole plants, hop turns and kick turns.

    rated 5 out of 5 with 18 reviews
  9. Skills

    Backcountry Travel in Winter

    Learn the different ways to travel in the backcountry in winter, including telemark and randonee skiing, snowshoeing and splitboarding.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 12 reviews
  10. Skills

    Off-Piste Snowboarding Techniques

    Become more confident carving turns down off-piste terrain by learning two key snowboarding techniques: nose rolls and leapers.

    rated 4 out of 5 with 10 reviews
  11. Buying Guides

    How to Choose and Use Snow Shovels

    Snow shovels are an important piece of safety equipment for winter travel. Learn how to choose and use a shovel best suited for your needs.

    rated 4 out of 5 with 8 reviews
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    Avalanche Awareness

    This series covers avalanches types, conditions that can trigger them, snow testing, tips to reduce risk and steps to take should an avalanche occur.