Early winter is time for Avalanche Rescue Training.
Brush up on your avalanche-rescue skills. Refresh your avalanche understanding. And, get busy reading your local avalanche forecast.
Get Avy Savy!
Following are two great resources to get you thinking about snow safety.
Especially watch these videos if during the holiday travel season, you might find yourself at a new ski area or in new backcountry terrain.
This first video, An Introduction to the North American Avalanche Danger Scale, explains the North American Danger Scale and is produced by the National Avalanche Center.
Every forecast center in the US and Canada uses the North American Danger Scale to rate the avalanche hazard for the day. It’s important that you are familiar with this messaging tool. Understanding the North American Danger Scale will help you understand the avalanche forecast anywhere you might go in the mountains this winter.
This second video, Avalanche Problems Explained, provides further information with an explanation of the avalanche problem types that forecast centers use. These avalanche problem types give you a better idea of what kind of avalanches you need to be concerned about in a specific region. It really helps to identify the specific and particular hazards out there. Avalanche Problems Explained is my go-to for more information when I am reading a forecast
Ski Safely Ladies and I’ll see you on the slopes.