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Ski racers Bryce Astle and Ronnie Berlack had no idea of the danger they faced when they ventured off trail with U.S. Ski Team teammates. The January, 2015 avalanche that took their lives is the heart of an emotional new educational film Off Piste:...  more »

Here's an intense write up from avalanche survivor Austin Porzak into what happened during this huge avalanche in east Vail: First of all in no way shape or form do I think being in a avalanche is cool or something to be proud of. It's scary and...  more »

Black Diamond: BDTV S1 - Episode 2: The Forecaster - Backcountry Skiing Reading the snow is both an art and a science, but as the promise of deep powder draws more backcountry skiers to Utah’s Wasatch Mountains, avalanche forecaster Drew Hardesty...  more »

Memorial film for Andreas Fransson and JP Auclair "On September 29th 2014, I lost my two best friends JP Auclair and Andreas Fransson in an avalanche on Monte San Lorenzo near the border of Chile and Argentina. It has now been one year since the...  more »

A German climber captures the moment the avalanche swept into Everest Basecamp after the massive magnitude-7.8 Earthquake in Nepal on 4-25-2015. It's been reported that the Mount Everest earthquake has claimed the lives of at least 18 people and many...  more »

Snowboarder Greg Hugunin dropped into Marmot Mountain in Hatcher's Pass January 2, 2015 with a false sense of security about the stability of the snow pack. Soon after he heard a crack and saw a minor avalanche behind him. Read the full article on Alaska...  more »

This avalanche occurred in the Swiss Alps on 1/30/2015 within the resort boundary of Les Crosets on a slope not known for slides. "It is important to learn from the mistakes of others as well as yourself. I have uploaded this video to act as a learning...  more »

Snowboarder and mountain rescue volunteer Sorin Radu was caught in an avalanche on Feb. 3 while snowboarding down Papusa Mountain in Gorj, Romania.  more »

Second Big Mountain run of Sverre Liliequist at the Swatch Skiers Cup 2013 in Zermatt, Switzerland. He charges the hill and outruns an avalanche slide while throwing a back-flip.  more »

"AVALANCHE ENGINEERS is the story of two scientists who delve deep into the mysteries of the snowpack to find out how a snowflake becomes an avalanche. Filmed in Bozeman, Montana, this mini-doc takes you on a journey from the micro intricacies of...  more »

Update: The Chilean press is confirming the death of Swedish born extreme ski mountaineer Andreas Fransson and Canadian Freestyle skier JP Auclair in an avalanche in the Aysen region of Chile. The news comes as a complete shock to the ski world. At this...  more »

AvaTech has developed the first proactive avalanche safety system that instantly analyzes the snowpack and facilitates real-time sharing of this information to help individuals and groups to make better decisions. AvaTech started because of their own...  more »

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