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    Avalanche Center

    http://www.utahavalanchecenter.com/

    Here is a very basic avalanche site, to check before your winter adventure.
    "My heart shall cry out for Moab..." Isaiah 15:5

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    I am new to all the avalanche Lingo so I am trying to understand all of the terms, I have looked at this site before and am not sure if I understand everthing other than there is a danger and be carefull. Speaking of avalanches how many people here carry a beakon?



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    FYI this link as well as the specific links to reports around the state are always kept in the *SKI/AVALANCHE LINKS* sticky which sits at the very top of the snowboarding/ski category, if you want quick access. there are also links for weather, accident reports, etc.

    link to snowboarding/skiing then look up at stickies
    http://uutah.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=18


    one of the big obvious issues with snowshoeing is that even if you're not traveling on a steep slope which can slide, you may be walking along the base of such a slope, which clearly is hazardous to your health.

    if you want to learn a bit more, read a/some books and take an avi course.

    but here's some useful information

    here is a link to some quick facts which is helpful to start with
    http://www.avalanche.org/~uac/med-quick-facts.htm

    here's a link to NAC/UAC's AVALANCHE ENCYCLOPEDIA for certain terms
    http://www.avalanche.org/%7Euac/encyclopedia/index.htm

    NAC's AVALANCHE BASICS (not a substitute for a thorough book and avi course)
    http://www.avalanche.org/~nac/basics/basics.html


    online version of an excellent short/small book, for carrying with you into the backcountry
    ABC's of AVALANCHE SAFETY - by Sue Ferguson, Ed LaChapelle
    http://books.google.com/books?id=HG1T-4ZJkh4C


    Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain by Bruce Tremper is a excellent and thorough book, though there are others.


    the AVALANCHE DANGER SCALE characterizes the danger by the following

    LOW ~ Avalanches are unlikely but may occur in isolated terrain. Use normal caution.

    MODERATE ~ Avalanches are infrequent but possible. Use good snow assessment and safe travel techniques to minimize risks.

    CONSIDERABLE ~ Avalanches are probable with human and natural triggers. Avalanche training and experience are essential for safe backcountry travel.

    HIGH ~ Avalanches will occur with human and natural triggers. Backcountry travel not recommended.

    EXTREME ~ Avalanche Warning in effect. Avalanches are certain. Do not attempt backcountry travel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefan
    [b]FYI this link as well as the specific links to reports around the state are always kept in the *SKI/AVALANCHE LINKS* sticky which sits at the very top of the snowboarding/ski category,
    That makes sense. I was surprised that we didn't have something like this but I don't ski anymore so I never go in to that category.
    "My heart shall cry out for Moab..." Isaiah 15:5

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    also for a preview of staying alive in avalanche terrain by bruce tremper, see this google books preview

    PREVIEW OF staying alive in avalanche terrain, by bruce tremper

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