An avalanche results from a large mass of snow and ice suddenly slipping from its position and moving rapidly down a slope.

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Avalanche Awareness
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Explains why we need to worry about avalanches, and describes the different types.
Avalanche Dangers Often are not Apparent to the Novice
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Questions and answers about what an avalanche is, and the dangers of them.
Avalanche Types
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Illustrated explanations of how they are formed, and why they behave differently.
Colorado Avalanche Information Center
[ Mature Teens ] Provides avalanche forecasts and warnings for Colorado. Includes accident reports and educational resources.
Guardian Unlimited: Cold Comfort
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Article warns of the dangers of avalanches when skiing.
NOVA Online: Elements of a Slide
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Explains why avalanches are difficult to predict, and illustrates the different ways they can form.
Snow Avalanches
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Facts and figures from the National Snow and Ice Data Center. Includes safety advice and an explanation of the danger scale.
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