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Other valuable avalanche-related links from around the web:
Regional Avalanche Organizations
Flathead Avalanche Center
Website for the Flathead Avalanche Center covering Northwest Montana.
Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center
Website for the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center covering Southwest Montana.
Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center
Website for Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Advisories.
Montana Snowbowl Ski Patrol
Website for the National Ski Patrol at Montana Snowbowl
US Forest Service National Avalanche Center
The website for the Forest Service National Avalanche Center.
American Avalanche Association | A3
The American Avalanche Association (AAA) is comprised of a collective group of dedicated professionals engaged in the study, forecasting, control and mitigation of snow avalanches.
American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education | AIARE
AIARE is a non-profit group promoting specific standards for avalanche education.
Article discussing psychological impacts faced by those surviving an avalanche.
The psychological impact of surviving a snowslide can produce post-traumatic stress disorder and a loop of shame and guilt.
Avalanche Center Forecasting | North American Avalanche Danger Scale
The North American Avalanche Danger Scale is a tool used by avalanche forecasters to communicate the potential for avalanches to cause harm or injury to backcountry travelers.
Avalanche Center Information & Education Resources | A3
This website, run by the American Avalanche Association, lists all avalanche centers in the United States along with avalanche information and references.
Avalanche Encyclopedia | A3
Description of common avalanche terms
Avalanche Safety | Resource Guide
A travel resource from Tripbuzz.com
Avalanche Safety Equipment | Snow Shovel Tests (PDF)
An interesting review document (PDF) of selected snow shovels.
Avalanche Survival Strategies | Flowing Avalanches
A recent article (PDF) about tactics to survive a moving avalanche.
Avalanche Transceiver | Beacon Buyers Guide
Review of beacon functions, current technology, key features, and factors to consider when buying this crucial piece of backcountry safety equipment.
Backcountry Forecast Information | Problems Toolbox
Excellent tutorial on the 9 avalanche problems we see throughout the winter.
Mountain Skills | The Extended Column Test
Bill Anderson a Senior Exum Guide and Level 3 avalanche instructor discusses the finer details of the ECT or Extended Column Test
Mountain Skills | Understanding Alpha Angles
So how far is “far enough” from the suspect slope? The concept of “alpha angle” or “runout angle” can help you answer that question.