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Avalanche Discussion Experiment Marcus 12 13278 11/16/15, 07:25 AM
by ChuckM
Is NWAC website Down? skibacks 0 237 04/08/18, 12:35 PM
by skibacks
12/31/17 Voltair recall. Did u keep or return? slacker 2 401 01/22/18, 04:49 PM
by mikerolfs
Jan 23, 2018, Avalanche Kusatsu-Shirane Volcano blitz 3 534 01/25/18, 09:24 AM
by thunderchief
Fatal avalanche accident, March 10, 2018 Charlie Hagedorn 0 729 03/10/18, 08:19 PM
by Charlie Hagedorn
1-23-18 Large climate-change avalanches vogtski 3 869 01/27/18, 10:51 AM
by markharf
New NWAC snowpack information exchange Jeff_Ward 0 971 12/06/12, 01:00 PM
by Jeff_Ward
Pro Guiding Service avie courses posted! Chris S 0 994 10/23/12, 08:37 AM
by Chris S
Adams SW Chute jimmyclimbs 2 1070 10/07/17, 11:50 AM
by river59
Utah 11/12 Season Overview Video Charlie Hagedorn 1 1080 11/07/12, 10:15 AM
by fresh
Early season snow pack observations... Jason4 0 1113 10/22/12, 10:19 AM
by Jason4
Avalanche Transceiver Check bc_skier 0 1118 11/25/12, 08:49 AM
by bc_skier
3) What makes weak layers persistent? garyabrill 1 1158 12/22/11, 04:47 PM
by CookieMonster
Free base grinds in Rock Face pipedream 0 1183 02/01/12, 10:32 PM
by pipedream
NY Times on Feb 2012 Stevens Pass Avalanche komo 0 1210 12/20/12, 12:33 PM
by komo
Terrain Selection and Travel Techniques bc_skier 0 1219 03/27/12, 09:16 PM
by bc_skier
2) What snowpack structures are most dangerous? garyabrill 1 1254 12/20/11, 02:16 PM
by CookieMonster
1/1/13 Conditions Update from Stevens Pass Patrol Marcus 0 1262 01/04/13, 12:23 PM
by Marcus
Behavior and results of a weak layer Edgesport 2 1298 02/02/12, 12:37 PM
by VerticallyInclined
Deep Snow Hazard or Avy? jdclimber 0 1303 12/20/12, 06:59 PM
by jdclimber
Here's a good one Scotsman 0 1306 02/01/12, 10:47 AM
by Scotsman
Another article on backcountry decision making silaswild 1 1312 12/07/12, 05:28 PM
by Stimbuck
Route finding exercises Scotsman 2 1328 10/24/12, 09:35 AM
by Marcus
Avalanche involvements, March 3, 2018 Charlie Hagedorn 5 1364 03/05/18, 01:11 PM
by Charlie Hagedorn
Swiss Avalanche Decision Matrix ashcan 2 1401 12/07/12, 08:10 PM
by Mattski
Online avalanche course zestysticks 1 1405 02/20/13, 08:19 PM
by highflyingpilot
Persistent Slabs in the Northwest clevo 10 1433 04/03/18, 01:20 PM
by Jason4
A unique approach to avalanche avoidance Andrew Carey 1 1440 12/27/11, 06:15 PM
by garyabrill
Video of climax avalanche in ski resort in France Broz 1 1442 03/06/12, 11:49 AM
by VerticallyInclined
Avalanche fatal incident, March 4, 2018 Charlie Hagedorn 3 1465 03/15/18, 08:32 AM
by ron j
10 essentials Andrew Carey 0 1492 12/18/11, 04:49 PM
by Andrew Carey
B.C. avalanche control Andrew Carey 2 1510 11/28/12, 09:03 PM
by niko
Transceivers and EM Interference pipedream 2 1519 01/30/12, 10:05 AM
by garyabrill
Montana avalanche fatality AlpineRose 3 1526 10/14/17, 04:59 PM
by rlsg
The Snowy Torrents: Avy accident books FREE online Amar Andalkar 1 1536 03/02/12, 10:04 AM
by cumulus
5) What happens to weak layers in the long run? garyabrill 1 1563 02/21/12, 05:29 PM
by rlsg
ESPN Avy Series---Good Read Scotsman 3 1563 10/18/12, 06:03 PM
by Lynden Don
Another decision flow chart silaswild 1 1574 02/11/12, 09:04 AM
by davidG
Deep Slab Tutorial w Caroline Gleich Edgesport 2 1594 02/13/12, 02:27 PM
by garyabrill
Mt Baker slack country ""Lost and Found" pred 2 1603 02/02/12, 05:12 AM
by curmudgeon
Online Route-finding exercises reddirt 2 1604 03/25/12, 08:45 PM
by Edgesport
new Ortovox 3+ with battery mykuhl 5 1608 11/27/12, 01:08 PM
by mykuhl
1/12 Going Deep workshop Series on Communication NWAC 0 1638 01/09/17, 03:08 PM
by NWAC
Video of 25 min burial and live recovery hefeweizen 1 1648 03/10/12, 09:05 AM
by ron j
Avalanche fatality in Revelstoke backcountry VerticallyInclined 0 1701 03/13/12, 02:32 PM
by VerticallyInclined
Large slide in Kendall ridge's south chute Marcus 1 1719 03/06/12, 08:51 PM
by cumulus
Analysis of Ranger Peak Avalanche, Tetons, Mar2012 Amar Andalkar 1 1747 03/29/12, 10:52 AM
by Charlie Hagedorn
Interesting Avy Control Approach - via Italy tortiseshell 2 1775 04/05/12, 09:38 PM
by trees4me
Crystal BC 2/19 Burial and Rescue Marcus 1 1789 02/27/12, 03:08 PM
by Scotsman
4) Why can weak layers be triggered long after for garyabrill 3 1827 12/27/11, 06:24 PM
by garyabrill
Beacon Battery's intermittent jtack 0 1834 01/12/17, 08:33 AM
by jtack
Phantom 4/6/2011 Thread Marcus 1 1871 12/10/11, 11:09 PM
by peteyboy
11/24/2016 NWAC now Avalanche Forecasting NWAC 0 1881 11/24/16, 06:19 PM
by NWAC
First avalanche fatality of the season. Scotsman 0 1888 10/24/12, 01:03 PM
by Scotsman
Cornice Collapse Near Miss bwalt822 3 1892 02/07/12, 07:32 PM
by Edgesport
Ian McCammon speaking in Port Angeles 1/14 Stormking 0 1930 01/06/17, 09:30 AM
by Stormking
Mt Hood - High Avy forecast 2/28 river59 3 1931 03/02/17, 03:37 PM
by river59
Spire Gulch Avy. Prediction , Spring 2017 ? SKIER-X 1 1985 03/21/17, 03:10 PM
by SKIER-X
Personal Rules otter 4 2019 12/09/11, 02:32 PM
by CookieMonster
Niseko Japan out of bounds avalanche fatality Randy 1 2023 02/27/17, 12:13 PM
by chuck
2/9 NWAC Going Deep Lecture Series: Human Factors NWAC 1 2056 01/25/18, 09:19 AM
by BCSchonwald
Close up photo of surface hoar cchapin 3 2058 01/13/12, 11:03 PM
by RyanPete81
Glacier Park Fatality Brandonee 0 2082 01/06/17, 08:24 PM
by Brandonee
Slide: The Avalanche Podcast bbrelje 1 2083 01/14/17, 12:13 PM
by Brett
Scenarios 1 Koda 5 2107 12/08/11, 07:07 PM
by ron j
Decision Making for Experienced Bc Travelers DenisSeattle 2 2118 03/22/12, 03:57 PM
by NWAC
Andrew Mclean's 10 tips for avy avoidance Scotsman 3 2154 02/24/12, 09:05 AM
by Koda
20' crown at shuksan arm? sastrugi slicer 0 2199 02/19/17, 10:29 AM
by sastrugi slicer
March 2017 Cedar Creek avalanche - Wenatchee World Lowell_Skoog 2 2200 03/20/17, 01:10 PM
by Lowell_Skoog
Recent snowpack obs. btbd 3 2201 05/09/12, 09:55 AM
by btbd
Two Teenagers killed in Alpental Valley hillybilly 9 2205 03/08/18, 04:32 PM
by Good2Go
Common BC radio channel? Jason4 4 2320 03/28/17, 03:28 PM
by Jason4
3/19/13 spearhead glacier avi near whistler blitz 1 2378 03/22/13, 06:59 PM
by ski2fly
Communications Checklists otter 5 2381 01/11/12, 02:13 PM
by Robert Connor
Snowmobiler incident eastern Wa. rippy 4 2403 02/01/12, 07:10 AM
by 0321Recon
Instability - Stevens Pass Side Country 4/13/13 SYates 0 2468 04/13/13, 06:11 PM
by SYates
White Pass Avy fatility dbrannon 0 2490 12/28/16, 02:46 PM
by dbrannon
Springstability cumulus 0 2513 06/05/13, 01:45 PM
by cumulus
Great article March 18th by neighbor Karl Klassen garyabrill 5 2518 03/24/17, 04:13 PM
by rlsg
Whistler snowboarder survives avalanche helmet cam slacker 3 2572 01/13/17, 11:12 AM
by blackdog102395
Feb 25, 2018 - Mirror Lake snowmobile avalanche Lowell_Skoog 6 2605 02/27/18, 11:40 AM
by kurthicks
Rogers Pass Avalanche Fatality Gregg_C 1 2648 03/28/13, 09:41 AM
by Skier of the Hood
Wisdom from Wounds - an avalanche reflection Edgesport 2 2670 03/05/13, 07:27 PM
by Scole
risks of current warming RonL 4 2693 03/29/13, 08:02 PM
by Chuck C
Avalanche Accident Wash. Pass 2/28/17 SKIER-X 0 2764 03/01/17, 12:38 PM
by SKIER-X
Avalanche video from Europe Chuck C 5 2790 03/22/13, 10:37 PM
by silaswild
Northway Rescue Helmet-cam Charlie Hagedorn 7 2791 01/11/13, 07:45 AM
by JPH
Seattle Times on WSDOT Avalanche Control gscruggs 7 2802 02/27/17, 04:29 PM
by tortiseshell
Avi Gear in summer? Koda 7 2813 07/10/12, 09:18 PM
by Lowell_Skoog
"near surface facetting" interested study.. rlsg 0 2826 01/07/14, 07:28 PM
by rlsg
Cherry Bowl, Avalanche Canada educational feature kamtron 1 2839 11/28/16, 06:42 AM
by lefty72
Avy Hazard thoughts Memorial Weekend 2013 Griff 4 2854 05/24/13, 12:53 PM
by Scotsman
Transceivers and Cell Phones r1de 7 2861 01/16/13, 01:26 PM
by Double E
Powder Guide: Managing Avalanche Risk all mtn 0 2871 01/04/14, 07:55 PM
by all mtn
snowfall, avalanche ? all mtn 0 2878 01/03/14, 12:51 PM
by all mtn
dec 23, av. - Alta/ inbounds all mtn 0 2885 12/23/13, 06:55 PM
by all mtn
Terrain Tricks To Tame Your Stoke Edgesport 2 2892 12/24/16, 11:05 PM
by peteyboy
AIARE 1 and BC Ski Course 2014 Oyvind_Henningsen 0 2897 10/11/13, 10:17 AM
by Oyvind_Henningsen
1) What are weak layers and why are they dangerous garyabrill 9 2923 02/16/12, 07:29 PM
by garyabrill
sierra 13/14 all mtn 0 2936 12/20/13, 01:15 PM
by all mtn
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