Thu, March 26, 2020

“Hunker Down” avalanche education resources for adults and kids

As we all hunker down to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and perhaps binge on screen time, we thought it could be a great opportunity to share some online avalanche education resources.  If you have other resources that you think we should add, please send us an email at Stay safe and stay healthy.

We all love snow and this is great time to learn more about it from home. Here is a capped column. This fell from the sky on January 20th, 2020! Photo: Andy Moderow

Social media:
Remember to follow us on Facebook @ Friends of the Chugach National Avalanche Information Center, Instagram @chugachavy and our Youtube channel.  This includes all the talks from our regional workshop SAAW in 2018. Check out the social media for avalanche centers around the country. A few are hosting live education events in the next couple weeks. Friends of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center is posting talks from their regional avalanche workshop CSAW2019.


Alaska Avalanche School online resources:
Know Before You Go, FREE online awareness program:, Avalanche Tutorial:
BCA learn avalanche safety:
Case Studies:
– Rescue at Cherry Creek:
– Snowfall: Avalanche at Tunnel Creek: snow-fall/tunnel-creek
American Avalanche Association: americanavalancheassociation
The Avalanche Review Archives: TARarchive
Avalanche Canada Resources:
International Snow Science Workshop Proceedings of Professional Papers: ISSWproceedings

Take the Avalanche Terrain Survey:
It’s pretty fun, and it helps researchers at Simon Fraser University study ways that we can improve forecasts. Plus there are prizes!

Podcasts (from wherever you like to get your podcasts):
Utah Avalanche Center Podcast
The Avalanche Hour Podcast

Snowmachine Specific:

Throttle Decisions:
Avalanche Canada Sled ed:
Backcountry Ascender:

Just for fun:
The Avalanche Geeks: Avalanche Avoiding Kung Fu.  Check out parts 2 & 3 if you like part 1!

For Kids:
Forest Service Junior Snow Ranger activities: Jr Snow Ranger
Make an avalanche with flour and sugar:

If you are recreating, please do so responsibly. This includes staying close to home to not impact other communities, social distancing requirements, not pulling emergency service workers away from the important work they’re doing, and not compromising their ability to continue that work.

Thanks CNFAIC Staff