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Avalanche Safety . Team Avalanche. Intro movie?. Statistics. Avalanches are at greatest risk to occur 24 hours after a foot of snowfall. Avalanches occur at 35-50 degrees. Avalanches are the cause of over 150 deaths per year.

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avalanche safety

Avalanche Safety

Team Avalanche

statistics
Statistics
  • Avalanches are at greatest risk to occur 24 hours after a foot of snowfall.
  • Avalanches occur at 35-50 degrees.
  • Avalanches are the cause of over 150 deaths per year.
  • The collapsing snow can move at speeds of up to 80 miles per hour in about 5 seconds. You cannot out run them!!!
  • Insert ice age clip
what is the ideal gear
What Is the IDEAL Gear?
  • Tracker Beacon
  • Airbag Backpack
  • Inclinometer/Slope Meter
  • Probe
  • Food Supplies
how to be safe
How to be Safe
  • Don’t go off trail!
  • Insert animated gif (ski free)
  • But if you do….
    • Bring proper gear.
    • Check weather conditions.
    • Go with a group.
    • Watch each other closely.
warning signs
Warning Signs
  • Cracking or collapsing snow.
  • Hollow drum-like sounds on hard snow.
  • Heavy snowfall or rain in the past 24 hours.
  • Wind blown snow.
  • Drastic temperature increase.
  • Weak snow layers.