Managing Current Persistent Slab Avalanche Problems

Managing Current Persistent Slab Avalanche Problems

During the last few weeks, many regions of North America have had significant snowfall. That new snow has formed slabs resting on early season basal facets, creating dangerous avalanche conditions for many areas.

Managing these conditions can be challenging. To help backcountry riders safely navigate these particular conditions, Avalanche Canada produced two incredible blogs on Managing a Persistent Slab and Persistent to Deep Persistent, Why the Switch?  Please check these out, as they contain concise education on how to improve your decision-making and travel safely under current conditions.

We also recommend reading one of the best resources on the topic, How to Manage the Persistent Slab Avalanche Problem, by CAIC forecaster Colin Mitchell. 

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