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Identifying avalanche terrain is arguably the most important skill for any backcountry traveler to master. It is possible to travel safely even when the avalanche danger is high by picking an appropriate route for the conditions. By the end of this unit you should be able to identify avalanche terrain and use this knowledge to select routes that mitigate risk.
Image Gellatin NF Avalanche Forecast Center
Copyright 2008, by the Contributing Authors. Cite/attribute Resource . factcouraud. (2007, May 08). Terrain. Retrieved January 07, 2011, from Free Online Course Materials — USU OpenCourseWare Web site: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons License