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[ 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.
[ 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.
Interactive Backcountry Tour
[ Mature Teens ] - The National Avalanche Center in the US presents an interactive way to learn about the dangers of hiking in the snow.
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.
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] - A collection of photographs submitted by members of the public who have witnessed or experienced an avalanche.
[ 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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