Schweitzer ski patrol is encouraging and offering weekly free "Transceiver Sundays" (clock tower at 10:00 a.m.) to all interested public with two permanent practice areas and one more difficult challenge that is on a less regular basis. All they ask is that the public covers up their tracks and if practicing digging techniques, please replace your divot. This is a great way to keep on your A game for those venturing out of bounds.
AVALANCHE PROBLEM TOOLBOX
Concept Fall 2013 by Drew Hardesty, UAC and Wendy Wagner, CNFAC and presented at 2014 ISSW (International Snow Science Workshop) with Abstract below. Full paper can be found here -
ABSTRACT: The following paper presents a new public forecasting tool designed to communicate travel
advice specific to each of the established Avalanche Problems. Avalanche Problems have become a
mainstay, not only for forecast centers but also for avalanche education throughout North America.
Among professionals, it is widely agreed that the type of avalanche conditions determines one’s choice of
terrain. Many of our users are only beginning to understand this concept. Therefore, we seek to expand
the current descriptions by adding terrain management advice specific to each of the nine Problems. In
order to accomplish this, a set of five metrics was established to determine each Problem’s inherent
manageability. Compiled into a short paragraph, the advice will be displayed in a pop-up window along
with additional information including a photo, video, graphics and associated definition. The pop-up
window will be accessed from the daily avalanche advisory webpage through a subscript ‘i’ hyperlink
located near the icon(s) for the day’s Problem(s). This paper concludes with a discussion of the many