Remember what I said about assessing avalanche danger? It’s an imprecise science, and there’s always a chance you’ll get it wrong.
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You can contribute to a NASA research program when you backcountry ski next. This raises the question of why are astronauts interested in ski touring? Collecting snow depth data helps better predict weather, watershed runoff and so much more about our wild planet. NASA’s earth science program is interested in collecting height of snow (snow …
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The warning applies to the following regions: North Rockies, Cariboos, North & South Columbia, Glacier National Park, Purcells, South Rockies and the Lizard Range.
Read more Avalanche Canada Special Avalanche warning
But, because I am a skier, deep in my heart, because as soon as this rib heals, I’m going back out there, I would really like to know what happened.
Read more Avalanche — Decision Making in an Uncertain World
Rapid warming is expected to increase avalanche danger this weekend and into next week.
Read more Avalanche Canada: Warming increases Danger
Ever feel like the more information you get, the more confused you become? Throughout the Interior Mountains, beautiful sparkly surface hoar crystals were laid down during a long dry spell in early December. These were especially prevalent at and below treeline, but didn’t get much of a chance to persist in the alpine, where a …
Read more Avalanche Canada: Baby, it’s complicated