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To advance excellence and openness in Avalanche Education and Snow Science. Learn more.

What do we do?

Weekly blog posts focused around explaining snow science concepts for the general public.

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Develop tools for the avalanche community such as:

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Provide free, excellent resources for students in the community to learn from using edX.

Preview photo for ISSW 2014 Abstracts
Overview of the International Snow Scientist Workshop abstracts (ISSW) submitted for the 2014 conference in Banf, Canada
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Preview photo for Introduction to the Stability Wheel
The Stability Wheel is a tool to integrate observations into a decision making framework which is intuitive, based on the physical model for fracture mechanics, and builds on experience.
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Preview photo for Breaking an Avalanche
Summary of what it means to break an avalanche. The article focuses on the events in time that occur to create an avalanche.
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Preview photo for Repeating Stability Tests: Improving Stability Evaluation Confidence
In this article, the issue of the value of repeating stability tests is explored. Using scientific data, its possible to compare error rates in stability evaluations to risks that we accept implicitly every day.
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Preview photo for Unstable Conditions: Planning a Day
Read about how to plan for unstable conditions. See an example of using the trip planning tool to get Avalanche Forecast, NOAA, Snotel, and Map information to develop a strategy for choosing terrain.
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Preview photo for Welcome to SnowGeek
Introduction to what SnowGeek is. Discusses SnowGeek's mission, goal for the blog, and introduces tools.
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