New blog post! Part 2 in the Human Factor Series: The Portable Tribe.

Click here to read about how social media can lead to avalanche accidents.  Part of our human factor series. 

New blog post... Predictable Irrationality: A Series on the Human Factor

New blog post is here.  Part 1. Confirmation Bias: You Don’t Know What You Think You Know. By Kelsey Bauer. 

Thank you for your observations

Congratulations to Michael Reavis, Kevin Oberholser, David Powder Steele, and Jackson George for their observations this last month. We are awarding Michael and Kevin $100 and David and Jackson $50 to local retailers.  Thank you to everyone for your observations.  Our snowpack is challenging this winter, and your feedback allows us to provide a more accurate and useful public safety product.  

White Heat Tracks Project seeks your input for avalanche research

The aim of the White Heat Project is to generate new and usable knowledge on risk-taking behavior, and on factors behind decision errors in avalanche terrain in particular. The White Heat Tracks project is an extension to the previous "SkiTracks" project, and is a collaboration between a group of researchers at UiT The Arctic University of Norway, in Tromsø; Montana State University, in Bozeman, USA; and Umeå University, in Umeå, Sweden. We are asking people to complete a decision-making survey: (https://montana.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_74aRQuWMj0wbJHv) and if they have time and energy, also submit GPX tracks of their backcountry trips to "tracks@montana.edu"

More information can be found here: 
http://www.montana.edu/snowscience/tracks.html
And here: http://www.montana.edu/news/17430

Where are deep slabs occurring?

New blog post about the pattern of deep slab avalanches this season.  

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