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Course Outline

Learn to read and anticipate snow conditions as well as the indications of avalanche likelihood and other weather-related risks.

Checking Before You Go

  • For current information on avalanche hazards in your region from the CAC:
  • Study the weather forecast. Weather conditions, such as temperature and wind, directly affect the slopes. Snow stability can change rapidly and could trigger an avalanche. Taking an avalanche skills training course can help you understand the effect of weather on the snowpack.
Know the Risks and Be Prepared—ISMA
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