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Learn to read and anticipate snow conditions as well as the indications of avalanche likelihood and other weather-related risks.

Checking Before You Go

  • Many public snowmobile areas have an Avalanche Center hotline. For current information on avalanche hazards, call the hotline for your area.
  • Study the weather forecast. Weather conditions, such as temperature and wind, directly affect the slopes. Changes in the snowpack may occur quite rapidly and could trigger an avalanche.
  • Familiarize yourself with the terrain where you will be traveling. Avoid steep slopes and gullies that are more likely to slide.
Know the risks and be prepared!