Snowmachine

GET the GEAR: Ensure everyone has an avalanche transceiver, shovel, and probe on their person and hows how to use them.

GET the Training: Take an avalanche course.

GET the Forecast: Make a riding plan based on the current avalanche and weather forecast.

GET the Picture: If you see recent avalanche activity, unstable snow exists. Riding on or underneath steep slopes is dangerous.

GET out of Harm’s Way: Don’t go to help your stuck friend. One at a time on all avalanche slopes. Don’t group up in runout zones. 

NEWS….. check your local avalanche bulletin/advisory before you ride.

Quick Links for Snowmachiners

Register for a snowmachine specific avalanche course near you!

Snowmachines have the ability to cover significantly more terrain than other backcountry travelers. As a result, snowmachiners have the potential to expose themselves to much more avalanche terrain. Good routes and travel habits can reduce the risk of getting caught in a slide.

Do you have the avalanche skills to live to ride another day?

Think about your group…do they have the skills to dig you out?

The Alaska Avalanche Information Center is working with NAOI, AIARE and the AAA to assist in the development of curriculum standards and course progression guidelines for snowmobile specific avalanche education in the US. We have been working towards this goal for several years, making headway towards the development and implementation of pertinent and effective avalanche education designed specifically for snowmobilers. If you have ideas or want to schedule a snowmachine specific class for your riding group or club, please contact us.

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  1. Great Job providing free weather discussions, avalanche bulletins, and snow observation pages all season. Thank you for your tremendous efforts is keeping the backcountry travellers of this great state safe.
    -Bill E. Mitchell

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