Opportunity: Women’s Professional Workshop

A3 is committed to connecting snow and avalanche professionals with ongoing professional development opportunities. If you're interested in attending the Northwest Avalanche Center's Women's...

A3 Announces CIL Photo Contest Winners

Here at A3, we’re always on the lookout for photos of really big avalanches—and the same goes for action shots of explosives in action....

Research Ask: Understanding Backcountry Decision-Making

A3 seeks to further research related to snow and avalanche professionals. This research seeks to understand backcountry decision-making.

Seminar: DEI in the Avalanche World

In March 2021, A3 hosted the online seminar DEI in the Avalanche World with talks on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Survey: Effect of COVID-19 Pandemic on Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding

Researchers will use the data from this backcountry use survey to understand changes in backcountry use due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Research Ask: Ski Patrol Survey

A3 seeks to further research related to snow and avalanche professionals. Please respond if you meet the criteria for this research!

Managing Uncertainty in the Backcountry

This article by Howie Schwartz on managing uncertainty originally ran on Powder Cloud and has been reprinted with their permission.

Out the Gate: Avalanche Safety in the Age of Covid

This article by Colin Clancy, which quotes A3 board president Halsted Morris, originally ran on February 10 on The Ski Journal and has been...

Seminar: Effective Avalanche Communication

A3’s seminar, Effective Avalanche Communication with the Public and Media: Leveraging Expertise and Factual Information, featured three guest speakers.

Old Dogs, New Tricks: Community-Building Communication

This post by Flathead Avalanche Center Director Blase Reardon originally appeared on the FAC's Forecaster's Corner, where Flathead Avalanche Forecasters and other avalanche professionals contribute to the conversation on the current avalanche situation.

Featured Image: Utah Avalanche Center forecaster Trent Meisenheimer works in the field. Photo courtesy UAC.