March 5, 2019

Snow Safety

A list of hand-picked resources on avalanche risk management.

These are some excellent web pages, ebooks, and videos on snow safety. My hope is that this list will provide some affirmed, focused information amid the overwhelming volume of online content on the topic. These resources are intended to complement—not substitute—a proper ski mentorship: a good starting point on this concept is to read my thoughts on ski mentorship.

First is a list of websites I check before every tour:

For Beginners

For Intermediate and Advanced Skiers

Again, these resources are not exhaustive and are meant to complement a ski apprenticeship with a more experienced mentor.

Find the gaps in your knowledge, read up on them, practice new techniques and ideas in the field, then re-read what you studied and find other perspectives on these topics until they become familiar.

I hope that this list is valuable to those anywhere along the ski-experience curve, from beginners to experts.