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More Avy Resources

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posted: 10/04/2004



WEBSITES
avalanche.org This site links to all local forecast centers, archived accident reports, and a spiffy state-by-state avalanche-course locator.
fsavalanche.org The U.S. Forest Service runs users through an interactive backcountry tour, gives an avalanche-science primer, and provides links to SNOTEL graphs of snowpack characteristics.
avalanche.ca The Canadian Avalanche Association provides satellite weather feeds, regional discussion boards, and timely academic articles.

BOOKS
Snow Sense: A Guide to Evaluation Snow Avalanche Hazard by Jill Fredston & Doug Fesler This 120-page field guide - loaded with practical bull's eye clues to snowpack stability, tips on weather analysis, and hazard checklists - is tiny enough to carry with you. ($9)
Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain by Bruce Tremper A 284-page tome, written by the director of Utah's Avalanche Center, this is the textbook for course instructors. ($18)

DVD
Tracker 101 Teton Gravity Research and Backcountry Access team up in a 30-minute how-to video for the BCA Tracker DTS, the most popular beacon in North America. ($10; bcaccess.com)

MARCH/APRIL 2006

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