Tag: avalanche

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Visit the New England Ski Museum

    Situated at Franconia Notch State Park, the New England Ski Museum has an interesting collection of items relating to the history and development of snow skiing, which are on display for the ...

  • S.A.F.E. A.S. – Raising Snow Safety Awareness

    Developed by Jackie Paaso, Lel Tone, Elyse Saugstad, Michelle Parker, Sherry McConkey and Ingrid Backstrom, S.A.F.E. A.S. Clinics aim to raise snow safety and avalanche risk awareness among snow ...

  • Avalanche Awareness Lectures

    The Ski Club of Great Britain is collaborating with The North Face and Snow+Rock to present informative session essential...

  • 9th Annual Beacon Bowl and Avalanche Awareness Day

    Aimed at backcountry skiers and riders, this is an event not to be missed. Entrants in the event will take part in timed trials to locate a buried beacon. There will also be clinics, avalanche ...

  • International Snow Science Workshop 2010

    It is common knowledge that without snow, there would be no skiing resorts or breathtaking snowboarding opportunities for winter sport enthusiasts to enjoy. One other looming factor is the ...

  • Backcountry Seminar at Alta Lodge

    The state of Utah in the U.S.A. is known for its diverse natural beauty with rugged deserts, well-watered river valleys and snowcapped mountains. The Alta Ski Area is situated in these ...

  • Avalanche Beacons

    Avalanches are one of the biggest threats to everyone that takes on the snow-capped peaks, be it while snow skiing, snowboarding or hiking. No one wants to entertain the thought of being buried ...

  • Avalanches: The Snow Skier’s Greatest Fear

    An avalanche is a slide of snow, mud, rock or occasionally a combination of all three that proceeds down the slope of a mountain under the force of gravity. Avalanches can flow at speeds of up ...

  • Snow Skiing – Ski Patrol

    The Ski Patrol combines the functions of the police, emergency workers, mountain guides and search & rescue teams for the purpose of establishing as safe an environment as possible for ...

  • Your Online Guide to Snow Skiing

    Snow skiing is a sport and recreational activity that is popular in many parts of the world. Of course, snow skiing requires one very important ingredient – snow! This means that for the ...