Avalanche Risk and Safety Awareness

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Avalanche Risk and Safety Awareness

Located at the University of Colorado in Boulder, CO, the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) promotes research in the Earth’s cryosphere – the portions of our planet where water exists in solid form.

Avalanche Risk Identification and Safety Tips

Taking note of snow condition reports and recognizing warning signs can go a long way to avoiding being caught in an avalanche. Significant amounts of rain or snowfall can cause the snowpack to become unstable…

The Snow Sport Industry and Climate Change

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The snow sport industry has been identified by the United Nations Environment Program as being one of the most vulnerable industries when it comes to being affected by climate change. With average winter temperatures rising, and the first snowfalls happening later and later, it is becoming increasingly difficult for resorts to run for the number of days they would have in the past…

Heli-Skiing in New Zealand

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Heli-skiing is an exciting snow sport adventure that is not only reserved for the ultra-wealthy or super-experienced…

Experience the Thrill of Snowscooting

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Described as a cross between snowboarding and BMX, snowscoots are an exciting and novel addition to the ever-growing array of snow-sport equipment. Consisting of two boards with handlebars and foot straps, snowscoots are highly maneuverable as riders can steer as well as use their body movement to change direction, while reaching similar speeds to those attained…

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