Avalanche Resources

Avalanche Education and Information Resources

Avalanche.org connects the public to formal avalanche information and education in the United States. Avalanche.org is a partnership between the American Avalanche Association (A3) and the US Forest Service National Avalanche Center (NAC).

 

Other Alaskan Avalanche Centers provide public advisories, observations, weather stations, education and outreach during the winter months. These are the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center, Hatcher Pass Avalanche Center, and the Coastal Alaska Avalanche Center. Below are valuable accident and near miss reports, along with current observations:

Avalanche Centers around the world with vulnerable populations and infrastructure provide avalanche warning systems, resource information and ways to learn about snow and avalanches. These include Avalanche Canada, New Zealand Avalanche Advisory, Switzerland WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research, and Norway's Varsom.

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center keeps an up-to-date avalanche fatalities database on their website under the accidents tab. There you can read and review a comprehensive database of United States Accident Reports and Accident Statistics. These reports and statistics of tragic accidents serve as a record, are used in research, and can be a helpful learning tool for recreationalist and professionals alike.

Snow & Weather Resources

  • Community Snow Observations - Citizen Science Snow Measurements

  • DGGS - Alaska¬† Geological & Geophysical Survey Weather Stations

  • FAA - Aviation Weather Cameras

  • Mesowest - Weather Station Database From University of Utah¬†

  • Mountain Weather - Extensive Resources for Mountain Weather

  • NWS & NOAA - Weather and Hazards Data Viewer

  • NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

  • Open Snow - Advanced Snow Forecasts, Snow Reports & High Res Maps

  • SNOTEL - USDA Snotel Sensor Data

  • Windy - Multiple Weather Models, Graphics & Point Forecast

Know Before You Go Awareness

Throttle Decision Outreach Component

Rescue at Cherry Bowl Training Video

Chris Rubens and Noah Morrison Avalanche Rescue

RC Hysteria Snowmachine Avalanche Incident

Buried Alive: Real Life Avalanche Burial & Rescue