9 essentials for ski cutting in 9 minutes - for the Powder Cloud

Ski cutting by recreationists is controversial. Are these 9 essentials too conservative? Too risky? Or is the subject taboo?

A successful avalanche operation starts with good planning. This 9-minute video highlights some aspects of avalanche planning for those who work in avalanche operations. On many planning projects, the planning team includes practitioners with operational experience.

6 tips for reducing avalanche risk ... for The Powder Cloud

In this seven-minute video, Jamieson shares six tips that he believes can reduce the avalanche risk while skiing and riding in the mountains in winter.

Case study of facets-on-crust in western Canada

A case study for avalanche practitioners about a difficult winter in which a weak layer of facets on a melt-freeze crust produced avalanches - including many large hard-to-forecast avalanches - throughout the winter.

How risky is ski cutting by avalanche practitioners?

Highlights of a paper on the risk of ski cutting by Bruce Jamieson, Karl Birkeland, Mark Vesely, Ilya Storm, John Stimberis.

How do snow avalanches differ from other slope hazards?

By understanding the differences between snow avalanches and other slope hazards, the authors of Planning Methods for Assessing and Mitigating Snow Avalanche Risk hopefully made it accessible to specialists who plan for other slope hazards.

Managing uncertainty in avalanche operations

Although intended for avalanche operations, some backcountry recreationists may also find this video useful.

Backcountry Avalanche Awareness - now an updated e-book

Promo for the new e-book edition of Backcountry Avalanche Awareness (36 seconds).

Solar induced dry slab avalanches

A video for advanced recreationsts and avalanche practitioners about a poorly understood phenomenon that has surprised - sometimes tragically - many experienced people in the backcountry.

Are infrared images of the pit wall useful for avalanche forecasting? For avalanche education?

A field experiment shows major limitations of IR images of the pit wall for avalanche forecasting. However, some images - including some free ones - are excellent for avalanche education.

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