Avy Learnin'

Discussion in 'General' started by PowderPanda, Aug 15, 2020.

  1. PowderPanda

    PowderPanda Staff Member

    Liberty Lake, WA
    Hey Folks,
    Good time to start boning up on avy education. There are a lot of youtube channels for how to dig a stability snow pit (I have a folder that I save these in and rewatch them when on a stairmaster or when bored) as well as various on-line course. below is one that @idsnowghost sent out this Spring.
    Another thing to do, go hike what you want to ride, take a look at the terrain, does it look like avy terrain, have the steepness, big trees knocked down at the bottom of a runout, bushes that only grow 4-5ft high, flagging on uphill side of trees, these are just a few signs. Take photo's, do route finding to find a path that won't cross avy terrain on the way in or up the mountain.
    Literally 2.5 months until the snows start... YaY!

  2. PowderPanda

    PowderPanda Staff Member

    Liberty Lake, WA
    This is a good video I found a few years ago that I use to refresh my memory on pre-season.
    Albeit, his shoulder tap is much harder than what I do, the overall demonstration is on-point and great to save for use when you're stuck on the stairclimber because it's 90+ degrees outside and smoky so being outdoors is more miserable than the stupid stair climber.... Oops.. sorry, I digress.. o_O

    Snow Stability tests:
    thefknmtns and Bill A. like this.

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