Avalanche Awareness


Articles: 4


Whether you’re mountaineering, skiing, snowboarding or snowshoeing in snow-covered mountains, you’ll face varying degrees of avalanche risk. In this series, we've partnered with experts at the Northwest Avalanche Center to cover the basics of avalanches. We'll cover how to identify avalanche terrain, how to read an avalanche forecast and provide a basic overview of topics covered in an avalanche rescue class. 

  • A person reads a sign about avalanche danger in the backcountry

    Skills

    Intro to Avalanche Safety

    401 reviews with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars

    Avalanches are a risk any time you head into snow-covered mountains. Learn basic information to help you make good decisions to avoid avalanches.

  • Screenshot of an avalanche forecast showing the danger levels at low, medium, and high elevation

    Skills

    How to Read an Avalanche Forecast

    7 reviews with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars

    An avalanche forecast tells you about potential slide dangers. Learn what it is, where to find it and how to read a forecast.

  • A group of people practicing avalanche rescue skills

    Skills

    Avalanche Rescue Overview

    106 reviews with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars

    This overview of topics covered in an avalanche rescue class introduces essential skills such as searching, probing and digging for a buried victim.