Avalanche Safety Videos

Stevens Pass Avalanche

With over 10 feet of snow in 10 days, conditions were ripe to do some helicopter avalanche control work above the backside of Stevens Pass on February 26, 2014. Here's a behind the scenes look at the avy control process and stunning video of a massive slide in all its terrible glory.

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ABS Airbag Save in the Alps

Freeskier Aymar Navarro was at a film shoot in the Spanish Pyrenees when he suddenly triggered a massive avalanche. Please read the comments on the Youtube page here for more perspective on avalanches.

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Wind Slab Triggering

Sage Cattabriga-Alosa almost gets swept away by a giant avalanche in Alaska.

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East Vail Chutes Accident Report

More information on this deadly accident at the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC).

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Italian Avalanche 2/6/2014

Large slab avalanche that becomes a wet slide as it heads through this Italian Village.

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Deep Persistent Slab Problem

A tutorial by Bruce Tremper of the Utah Avalanche Information Center on deep slab instability and how to manage terrain based on the uncertainty involved in predicting this type of avalanche problem.

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Steve Gladbach Memorial Avalanche Awareness

One of Steve's passions was mountaineering education and safety. Makes sense as his professional working life was spent teaching the next generation about the wonders of science. Through the generosity of family and friends, the Steve Gladbach Memorial Fund was created to promote Colorado mountaineering education. Managed by the Colorado Mountain Club, the funds are available for grassroots education grant projects, education scholarships to supplement the recipient's mountaineering education pursuits and public service projects.

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Prepping the Avalanche Gear

Doug Chabot of the Gallatin NF Avalanche Center explains some basic preparation to get our shovel, probe and beacon ready for winter.

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Wisdom from Wounds

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