Links Worth Investigating

Avalanche Education & Backcountry skiing/riding Resources

  • Access all U.S. forecasting centers

  • Explore accident reports

Know Before You Go

  • Free online avalanche awareness program

  • Check out their Know Before You Go video

Backcountry Access’s Avalanche Rescue Page

  • Excellent videos on transceiver searching, probing, strategic shoveling, and more

Teton Gravity Research’s Backcountry Travel Guide

  • Background information on how to plan a backcountry ski trip

Rescue at Cherry Bowl

  • A case study of a rescue in British Columbia

  • Several chapters worth of interviews and information

Avalanche Problem Toolbox

  • A great resource from the folks at the Utah Avalanche Center that provides education on the established Avalanche Problems

Info for Travel in bear country

Be Bear Aware

Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee Grizzly Bear Information

Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee Bear Spray Information

Grand Teton Nation Park on Safety in Bear Country

Yellowstone on Bear Safety

First aid

Wilderness First Aid Basics

Wilderness First Aid Kit Contents

Online CPR and First Aid Courses

TCSAR Info on Hypothermia


How to Use Your Map and Compass

How to Plot Points on a Map with a UTM Grid Reader