Avalanche Awareness and Safety Resources

Avalanche Safety Online Courses - Tutorials - Videos - Articles

****IMPORTANT****: These online resources are not a substitute for multi-day formal field-based avalanche courses. In order to gain practical skills for safe travel in avalanche terrain, you need to take an avalanche course with field component from an experienced / qualified instructor.

Canadian Avalanche Centre - CAC Online Avalanche Course: http://www.avalanche.ca/cac/training/online-course
Avalanche.org - Avalanche Safety Online Tutorial: http://www.avalanche.org/tutorial/tutorial.html
US Forest Service National Avalanche Center: http://www.fsavalanche.org/
The Basics (Basics for Snowmobilers), Skills, A day in avalanche country, Avalanche Encyclopedia, Interactive backcountry tour
Utah State University - Avalanche and Snow Dynamics Openware Course:
http://ocw.usu.edu/forest__range__and_wildlife_sciences/avalanche-and-snow-dynamics/index.html
Teton Gravity Research Avalanche Education and Safety Videos - Recco Avalanche Safety Series:
http://www.tetongravity.com/videos/series/reccoavalanchesafetyseries-82.htm
Teton Gravity Research, BCA Avalanche Rescue series: http://www.tetongravity.com/videos/series/avirescueseries-178.htm
Utah Avalanche Center - Know Before You Go Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mi7xVexqgGY
and FAQ: http://utahavalanchecenter.org/faq
Canadian Avalanche Centre and MEC Avalanche Safety articles / videos:
http://www.mec.ca/Main/content_text.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302886973
Avalanche Research Media Library: http://www.avalanche-research.com/
Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center - Videos: http://www.mtavalanche.com/video/youtube - and Resources
Canadian Avalanche Centre Library: http://www.avalanche.ca/cac/library/overview
Canadian Avalanche Association (CAA) - Publications: http://www.avalanche.ca/caa/publications/overview, Resources, Store
USFS National Avalanche Center Technical Resources: http://www.fsavalanche.com/Default.aspx?ContentId=30&LinkId=8&ParentLinkId=
Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center (NWAC) Avalanche and Mountain Weather Articles: http://www.nwac.us/education/articles/
CyberSpace Avalanche Center - Avalanche Institute: http://www.avalanche-center.org/institute/ (have to pay a fee)
International Association of Snowmobile Administrators - Avalanche Education Repository for Snowmobile Educators:
http://www.snowiasa.org/avalanche-education/educators/
The American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) - Educational Resources Links:
http://avtraining.org/Educational-Resources/Educational-Resources.html
SnowCrystals.com: http://www.its.caltech.edu/~atomic/snowcrystals/
The National Snow and Ice Data Center: http://nsidc.org/index.html
AvalancheMapping.org: http://www.avalanchemapping.org/Index.htm
American Avalanche Association (AAA): http://www.americanavalancheassociation.org/index.php

Avalanche Education - Formal Courses with Field Component

Canada

CAC Recreational Training - Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 & 2: http://www.avalanche.ca/cac/training/overview
CAA Professional Training: http://www.avalanche.ca/caa/training/avalanche-operations

USA

Avalanche.org - listing by state: http://www.avalanche.org/education.php
AIARE Avalanche Training - Course Info (Level 1 to 3) and Providers : http://avtraining.org/Avalanche-Training-Courses/

Avalanche / Weather Hazard Forecasts and Bulletins

Canada Regional Bulletins: http://www.avalanche.ca/cac/bulletins/regions
USA Regional Avalanche Centers: http://www.avalanche.org/
European Avalanche Warning Services: http://www.avalanches.org/

Backcountry and Avalanche Safety Gear

CAC Avalanche Gear Info: http://www.avalanche.ca/cac/gear/overview
USFS National Avalanche Center Backcountry Equipment and Tools Info:
http://www.fsavalanche.org/Default.aspx?ContentId=27&LinkId=32&ParentLinkId=3
MEC Avalanche Safety Gear Info: http://www.mec.ca/Main/content_text.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302887194