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How to Read the Avalanche Terrain Exposure Scale (ATES)

The Avalanche Terrain Exposure Scale (ATES) is a system of rating backcountry terrain by its potential to produce avalanches. It will help you know if the terrain in the area you’re planning…

Here’s what Avalanche Canada’s New Forecasting System Will Look Like

There's a new Avalanche Canada forecasting system which allow the organization to provide more accurate, localized forecasts to the public.

Ski-Doo Supports Free Avalanche Awareness Seminars for All Riders

This marks the fourteenth year of Ski-Doo providing free avalanche awareness seminars across North America, in which more than 23,000 snowmobilers have attended to learn more about riding safe in the backcountry.

Arctic Cat Partners with AIARE to Support Avalanche Education

Arctic Cat has announced a partnership with AIARE to support and promote avalanche safety education for mountain snowmobilers.

Up Your Avalanche Transceiver Game by Doing This

This obvious but oft-overlooked step can help avalanche transceiver users significantly improve their understanding of the functionality of their device!

Which Avalanche Transceiver Has the Best Range?

We tested 12 avalanche transceivers to find out how their range compares to what's advertised by the manufacturer and to discover which beacon has the farthest signal search range in a real-world…

Glacier National Park’s Avalanche Control Program Wages a Modern-day Battle in Rogers Pass

Glacier National Park’s avalanche control program wages a modern-day battle to keep the Trans-Canada Highway clear through British Columbia’s Rogers Pass.

Close Call: An Avalanche Burial Caught on Camera

Right in front of our eyes, a 100’ (30 m) wide crown propagated above him and the whole slope slid down onto Scott, burying him completely.

Avalanche Canada Expands Service, Including Forecasts for Vancouver Island

Avalanche Canada has announced a service expansion including regular forecasts for Vancouver Island and more frequent forecasts elsewhere.