Below is a range of educational resources to get you started up-skilling in avalanche safety.
The New Zealand Avalanche Advisory (NZAA) provides an avalanche forecast for 13 regions of backcountry terrain in New Zealand. These forecasts are written by snow safety professionals based on the information they have about the current snow conditions and the expected weather for the forecast period. Read more
This course is a beginner's guide to avalanche forecasts, danger scales, danger types, and some of the mitigations available to those heading into the backcountry. We highly recommend you take the necessary avalanche rescue equipment (Shovel, Transceiver, Probe) and seek out specific training on avalanches and backcountry travel. Read more
Here we share stories from the alpine community, as a way to use learnings from others to improve avalanche safety and awareness. Dive into the stories below and share! Read more
ATES is the Avalanche Terrain Exposure Scale. ATES was developed in Canada by Parks Canada and the Canadian Avalanche Association. It is designed to give users information on the level of exposure to avalanche hazard when they go into uncontrolled avalanche terrain. Read more