Posts tagged Backcountry Travel & Safety
Allen & Mike's Avalanche Book

Published by Globe Pequot Press / Falcon Guides, December, 2012
By Mike Clelland and Allen O'Bannon

"With more and more people heading into the winter backcountry on skis, snowshoes, and snowmobiles, avalanche safety is of paramount importance. Allen & Mike's Really Cool Avalanche Safety Book distills the sometimes overly technical information of snow science into a user-friendly format with helpful illustrations and easy-to-understand text."

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Utah Avalanche Center - Tutorials

Published by the Utah Avalanche Center.

The best way to learn about avalanches and how to avoid them is to take an avalanche class from a qualified instructor.  You can get a good introduction to understanding avalanches, though, by studying avalanche articles, books, and videos.  It's also important to keep your skills current.

These resources provide a great way to brush up on skills and keep up with the latest technology, theory, and professional practice.

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Little Cottonwood Canyon Weather & Avalanche Information

Little Cottonwood Canyon is a unique environment. Weather is often intense during the Winter and avalanches are of course a major concern. This page provides a variety of information sources so that you can be well informed of current conditions in the canyon. Included are resources from Alta & Snowbird, National Weather Service, Utah Avalanche Center, Utah Dept. of Transportation & Unified Police Greater Salt Lake.

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Utah Avalanche Center

The Utah Avalanche Center is a collaborative effort between the Forest Service - Utah Avalanche Center and the Friends of the Utah Avalanche Center. The UAC provides: Daily avalanche & mountain weather forecasts and backcountry conditions reports, “Know Before You Go Awareness” information & training, Avalanche education opportunities, and other avalanche resources.

Resources Available:

Utah Avalanche Center - Blog & Podcast.

Links for UAC on:

  • App for iOS devices,

  • Instagram,

  • Twitter

  • YouTube

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Know Before You Go - Avalanche Education

Know Before You Go is a free avalanche awareness program. Not much science, no warnings to stay out of the mountains, no formulas to memorize. In 1 hour, you will see the destructive power of avalanches, understand when and why they happen, and how you can have fun in the mountains and avoid avalanches. The Know Before You Go program is non-profit and depends on grants and donations. KBYG is a program of the Utah Avalanche Center, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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