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.
Intro to Avalanche Safety
Avalanches are a risk any time you head into snow-covered mountains. Learn basic information to help you make good decisions to avoid avalanches.
How to Read an Avalanche Forecast
An avalanche forecast tells you about potential slide dangers. Learn what it is, where to find it and how to read a forecast.
Reducing Risk: How to Recognize Avalanche Terrain
Learn how to identify and avoid avalanche terrain and choose safer travel routes.
Avalanche Rescue Overview
This overview of topics covered in an avalanche rescue class introduces essential skills such as searching, probing and digging for a buried victim.