Persistent Slab Avalanches
02/02/14 12:14 Filed in: Safety
In the Western & Swiss Alps there was a lot of talk about a persistent weak layer in the snowpack. Increasing the risk (since snow has finally arrived in large quantities) for large Slab Avalanches. But how to understand this problem a little bit better and how to avoid this risk during your own backcountry skiing. The Utah Avalanche Center has made a really interesting video explaining this phenomenon and how to reduce your risk in encountering it.
Persistent Slab Avalanches from Trent Meisenheimer on Vimeo.