avalanche

  1. SkiTalk Live with Dan Egan, Episode 13: Ken Scott and Henry Schniewind (Jan. 27, 2021, 1:01 min).

    SkiTalk Live: SkiTalk Live with Dan Egan, Episode 13: Ken Scott and Henry Schniewind (Jan. 27, 2021, 1:01 min).

    In this episode, host and extreme skiing pioneer Dan Egan is joined by Ken Scott, ski instructor and Silver Mountain avalanche survivor Henry Schniewind, internationally renowned avalanche expert (henrysavalanchetalk.com) Tricia and Phil Pugliese, cofounders/owners, SkiTalk.com This episode...
  2. locknload

    Park City/Canyons Dutch Draw avvy fatality report

    Here is the final report from the Jan 8th fatality. Mods...please move this thread if this is the wrong place or redundant. https://utahavalanchecenter.org/avalanche/57388 Key things to know for folks who aren't familiar with the terrain in PC. The Dutch Draw/Conehead area is directly...
  3. Tricia

    The 38th anniversary of massive avalanche at Alpine Meadows

    With posts on Pugski and from a friend on FB, I am reminded of the massive avalanche at Alpine Meadows which took out several buildings, the Summit Chairlift Terminal building, and buried 12 people. This avalanche has always seems like a big deal to me, but more recently Ziggy's vet came to us...
  4. B.A.S.I.C.S. Avalanche Awareness

    B.A.S.I.C.S. Avalanche Awareness

    The B.A.S.I.C.S (Being Aware Safe In Critical Situations) program was created to reach young athletes in order to promote smart decision making in the mountains and prevent injuries of any kind. Elyse Saugstad is a survivor of the 2012 Tunnel Creek avalanche. She credits her survival to...
  5. Sibhusky

    Northern Rockies/Alberta Avalanche at Silver

    https://www.kpax.com/news/u-s-and-the-world/sheriffs-office-reports-3-people-possibly-trapped-in-kellogg-id-avalanches @Pete in Idaho ? @snowghost ?
  6. Tricia

    Safety Cooke City Area, MT Reports Zero Avalanche Fatalities

    In a year when we feel like we're hearing about an overwhelming amount of avalanche victims, this area in Montana is reporting a 3rd consecutive year with zero avalanche fatalities after increasing education efforts. Increased Education Efforts Meant There Were No Avalanche Fatalities in Cooke...
  7. LiquidFeet

    Avalanche death on Mt. Washington NH

    Yesterday a man died in an avalanche in Ramond Cataract near Tuckerman Ravine. Raymond Cataract is located northeast of Tuckerman Ravine and is between it and Huntington Ravine. Longtime Mount Washington Valley climbing guide Rick Wilcox: "Raymond Cataract is a very narrow ravine, he said...
  8. Tricia

    Highlands Ridge avalanche near Aspen

    I know you've probably seen a ton of images of this avalanche but here is the report from CAIC The avalanche had a crown a mile long and came down with such force, it crossed the creek at the valley bottom and came up the other side, downing trees. They are calling this a landscape altering...
  9. amlemus

    Safety Colorado Front Range Avalanche Safety Courses

    Getting into the backcountry and being able to ski/navigate (not to mention have a good time) is one of my biggest goals as a skier right now. Naturally, no one wants to get caught out in bad conditions, so I want to skill build to be able to recognize avalanche conditions and have some basic...
  10. D

    Yet another avalanche death. Aspen this time.

    https://www.9news.com/article/news/local/one-person-dead-after-avalanche-occurs-near-aspen/73-c6d449a4-ce9c-4765-9735-622b5cfc40ad
  11. CalG

    Utah slide fatal

    https://www.sltrib.com/news/2019/01/20/backcountry-skier-killed/ two feet.... damn
  12. HDSkiing

    Taos Avalanche

    Dunno if anyone from this group is currently in Taos but just received an alert that there has been an Avalanche in or near Kachina Peak, not sure if it’s in or out of bounds but several people are reportedly caught up in it...
  13. VancitySkier127

    Do you ever ski alone?

    I'm bored and didn't find this thread in the search. So do any of you guys ski on your own? Or do you not for safety reasons? Btw happy new years! to all of you.
  14. Mike King

    Avalanches Shred Lives of those Left Behind

    From the Colorado Sun https://coloradosun.com/2018/10/12/if-i-can-prevent-at-least-one-kid-from-going-through-what-my-kid-goes-through-every-day-i-will-do-whatever-it-takes-i-have-to/
  15. Tricia

    Avalanche on Mt Rose Proper

    The area has seen its first major avalanche of the season with the storm that went through here the past few days. From the Sierra Avalanche Center https://www.sierraavalanchecenter.org/observation/avalanche/2017/nov/16/size-2-avalanche-hourglass Avalanche Type: Dry Slab Slope: 35degrees...
  16. dbostedo

    When is powder TOO deep?

    Just read an article on Powder (http://www.powder.com/stories/features/scenes-biggest-winter-generation/), and it contained this anecdote about Mammoth last year: After 104 inches in five days, the upper mountain opened on January 24 under blue skies.... I got in the gondy line early and... was...
  17. Tricia

    Connection between atmospheric rivers and avalanche deaths

    The Desert Research Institute released a study on July 14th concerning the connection between atmospheric rivers and avalanche deaths in the Western United States From the article: Atmospheric Rivers, as described by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), are “relatively...
  18. Tricia

    Pro Freeskier caught in avalanche in Chile

    Pro Freeskier Matilda Rapaport is *reported* in a coma after a July 14th avalanche. Snowbrains report Chile has had an incredible snow year, which has to be leaving the avalanche danger at an all time high.
  19. SkiNurse

    Skiing's Unsung Heroes

    Skiing's Unsung Heroes - Ski Patrol Rescue Dogs Larry Olmsted Skiers and snowboarders love snow. So do dogs. When you hit the slopes out West this winter, you may notice Man’s Best Friend riding the lifts, cruising around piggy-back on snowmobiles, running behind a skier, or just chilling out...
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