Arctic Cat ® and The American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) Team up to Advance Avalanche Safety Education

THIEF RIVER FALLS, MINN./TELLURIDE, COLO. — Arctic Cat® Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, and the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) announced today that AIARE has become Arctic Cat’s official avalanche safety education partner. This relationship will further promote avalanche safety education to a larger audience, so more snowmobile enthusiasts can share…

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Avalanche Centers Receive Funding to Support Motorized Areas

Avalanche centers across the U.S. will be making significant long-term improvements for the motorized backcountry community thanks to the Avalanche Alliance grant funding. This year the Avalanche Alliance focused on supporting avalanche centers that are making long-term impacts for backcountry motorized users by supporting projects that are serving high-use motorized areas, creating infrastructure to support…

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CAC warning about smartphone Apps

The Canadian Avalanche Center warns backcountry users about new smartphone Apps. Oct 24 , 2013, Revelstoke, BC: Smartphone avalanche search applications that are marketed as avalanche rescue systems are not recommended , says the Canadian Avalanche Centre ( CAC ) . Three European – made apps are presenting themselves as economical alternatives to avalanche transceivers,…

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Northern Rockies Avalanche Safety Workshop on Saturday, October 12, 2013

On behalf of the 2013 Northern Rockies Avalanche Safety Workshop Steering Committee, we are excited to announce that we are hosting our third annual Northern Rockies Avalanche Safety Workshop (NRASW 2013). The venue for NRASW 2013 will be the Grouse Mountain Lodge in Whitefish, Montana and the date is Saturday, OCTOBER 12th- mark your calendars!…

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NWAC Job Announcement – Professional Observer wanted

Job Description: The Friends of the Northwest Avalanche Center (FOAC) is looking to hire four Professional Observers to provide backcountry observations throughout the NWAC service area to the NWAC forecast team. The Professional Observer’s Network will provide timely and relevant professional-level observations to the NWAC team, thus reducing the data gaps in NWAC forecast areas.…

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COAA Avalanche Scholarship

Central Oregon Avalanche Association has teamed up with Oregon Ski Guides and Three Sisters Backcountry to offer four (4) AIARE 1 avalanche scholarships. The idea behind the scholarship fund is to increase avalanche awareness and safety in the Pacific Northwest, with a focus on the Oregon Cascades. The scholarship recipients will be given an AIARE…

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Utah Snow and Avalanche Workshop – Saturday Nov 2, 2013

Spend an afternoon with avalanche pros and experts learning the latest thinking about airbags, ,lessons from recent accidents, and risk and decision lessons from commercial aviation. The morning session is open to pros only and the afternoon is open to the public. http://utahavalanchecenter.org/events?date=2013-11

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Utah Snow and Avalanche Workshop (Pro Session) – Saturday November 2, 2013

An all-day professional-level avalanche workshop, with the morning open to those working in the field and the afternoon open to the public featuring avalanche worker safety, latest research findings, new equipment, lessons learned from accidents, and risk and decision-making lessons from commercial aviation. http://utahavalanchecenter.org/events?date=2013-11

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Eastern Snow and Avalanche Workshop 2013 (ESAW)

ESAW 2013 on Saturday November 9th in North Conway, NH. The Eastern Snow and Avalanche Workshop in North Conway, NH is a place to bring together avalanche-minded individuals to share their enthusiasm for snow and discuss topics related to the winter in cold steep climates. It continues to be an annual gathering of avalanche professionals,…

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