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Avy Resources

Avy Resources

posted: 01/27/2006

Never head into the backcountry unprepared. Surf the web, read some books, and above all take a class. Here's a start.

WEBSITES: State-by-state avalanche course locator; forecasts Interactive backcountry tour; basic avalanche primer Discussion boards; academic articles (Canadian)

Snow Sense: A Guide to Evaluating Snow Avalanche Hazard by Jill A. Fredston and Doug Fesler ($8.95)
Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain by Bruce Tremper ($17.95)
The Avalanche Handbook by David McClung & Peter Schaerer ($19.95)
Avalanche Rescue Beacons: A Race Against Time Everything you need to know, laid out in plain English (video; $25)
Teton Gravity Research and Backcountry Access team up in a how-to video for the Tracker beacon (see the "Wanted" article below)


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