Pro/Rec Split: An Educator’s Musings

Longtime avalanche educator Peter Earle's thoughts on the pro/rec split, plus tips for students about to complete their pro courses.

Women in the Avalanche Industry (Part 2)

In part two of our Women's Inclusion Project from Issue 38.4, we interviewed four influential women in the avalanche industry.

Women in the Avalanche Industry (Part 1)

In part one of our Women's Inclusion Project from Issue 38.3, we interviewed four influential women in the avalanche industry.

Historic Avalanche: Highland Bowl 1984

In this article from Issue 37.1, we explore the historic avalanche that wrote a tragic chapter in Aspen history 34 years ago.

Forecasting: Mix & Match

Professionals in coastal and some inland mountain ranges regularly face mixed rain-snow events. Professionals in inland ranges frequently deal with persistent slab avalanches failing on old faceted layers buried deep within the snowpack. What happens when you combine these snowpack and weather events? Widespread avalanching involving faceted layers during mixed rain-snow events is rarely observed and is not as well-understood. Last March, USFS Sawtooth Avalanche Center (SAC) staff observed this scenario.

Avalanche Cycle: 1973 (Part 3)

There was a devastating avalanche cycle in Little Cottonwood Canyon in 1973. In Part 3 of this series from TAR 37.3, Liam Fitzgerald tells part of the story.

Avalanche Cycle: 1973 (Part 2)

There was a devastating avalanche cycle in Little Cottonwood Canyon in 1973. In Part 2 of this series from TAR 37.3, Ron Perla tells part of the story.

Avalanche Cycle: 1973 (Part 1)

There was a devastating avalanche cycle in Little Cottonwood Canyon in 1973. In Part 1 of this series from TAR 37.3, Peter Lev tells part of the story.

Decision-Making: Dragons

The Decision-Making Series from issue 37.4 explores factors that can affect our decision-making. In his "Dragons" article, Ken Wylie explores seven archetypes that can afflict humans.

Avalanche Airbags: Latest Research

This article elaborates on research that indicates that avalanche airbags can help create air pockets and in turn delay asphyxiation.