How to Survive an Avalanche

March 10, 2019

How to Survive an Avalanche

 

 

The first best way to survive an avalanche is to understand what causes them to occur.  This will allow you to recognize an avalanche area and avoid it.

 

Colorado is seeing a large amount of snowfall this year with varying temperatures and types of snow.  These temperature fluctuations are causing extreme problems with snowpack stability.  When snow is dry and granulated, like sugar, it does not pack well and is unstable.  If you have ever tried to make a snowball with this fine snow, you will know what I a