Avalanche Safety Links

American Avalanche Association
Snow science, safety, weather, and statistics for professional avalanche personnel.

American Avalanche Institute
A leader in avalanche awareness and hazard evaluation education.

CyberSpace Avalanche Center
Avalanche education and information center: weather, snow study, links. Good online store.

National Snow and Ice Data Center
At the University of Colorado, Boulder, this authoritative site offers a wealth of information about snow cover.

Lawine.org
Basically links to avalanche warning sites in Europe, Scotland, and North America. Mostly in the native languages.

avalanche.org
One-stop shopping for information about avalanches: prevention, rescue, dogs, equipment, weather, and statistics. Links to state avalanche control centers.

avalanche-zone.com
describes itself as a “loose affiliation of snow avalanche web sites”.

...Avalanche Awareness...
Tutorial on avalanche science and safety with links to 7 authoritative articles.

“Snow Sense: A Guide to Evaluating Snow Avalanche Hazard”
is the avalanche text used at the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center in Pickel Meadow, California.

“Avalanche! Hasty Search”
Patti Burnett addresses the care and training of avalanche search and rescue dogs. Read the review in the Fall 2003 issue of Ski Patroller Magazine, page 70.

comdens.com
dedicated to training dogs for avalanche rescue

“Think like an avalanche”
Produced by the USDA Forest Service National Avalanche Center in cooperation with the American Avalanche Association and the American Avalanche Advisory Fund, the 49 minute movie benefits from appearances by renowned avalanche safety experts such as Doug Fesler, Jill Fredston and Bruce Tremper. For a good review, visit this link: http://www.telemarktips.com/VidRevThnkAvy.html

Produced by the USDA Forest Service National Avalanche Center in cooperation with the American Avalanche Association and the American Avalanche Advisory Fund, the 49 minute movie benefits from appearances by renowned avalanche safety experts such as Doug Fesler, Jill Fredston and Bruce Tremper.

NOVA: “Avalanche!”
Information about the 1997 PBS production and a scad of resources related to avalanches.

“Ode to Avalanche”
Ken Bailey’s documentary film depicts avalanches in their terror and beauty against a soundtrack of Beethoven’s“ Ode to Joy”. This 1999 production won several awards. 6:30 minutes.

Colorado Avalanche Information Center
Strong on avalanche education and links to related pages.

Canadian Avalanche Association
Safety, accident reports, education, and links for the Great White North.

White Mountain National Forest Avalanche Advisory
US Forest Service report on avalanche conditions in Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines.

Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines
Avalanche status, weather, camping, ski patrolling, and safety on Mount Washington.

Avalanche Courses in the Mount Washington Area
offered by several organizations at different levels of skills and leadership training.

Nordic Ski Patrolling
An opinionated review and survey of gadgets, tools, and resources for the nordic ski patroller.

Blatant Commercialism
These companies offer equipment for avalanche and backcountry rescue: beacons, toboggans, shovels, probes, bindings, crampons, basket stretchers, backboards, high-angle technical hardware, patrol packs and apparel.

Backcountry Access, Inc.

Traverse Rescue

Cascade Toboggan

Black Diamond Equipment Limited

Avalung Survival Vest

Wilderness Engineering





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