Avalanche safety and survival requires you to gain knowledge and experience of snow, avalanches and rescue. Avalanches are a danger for anyone who enjoys snow - even if you're snow-savvy and athlectic, you can easily find yourself in avalanche terrain. Many avalanche accidents occur near ski areas when someone ventures out-of-bounds in search of fresh powder and untracked slopes.

Staying alive in avalanche terrain not only involves learning about avalanches but also travelling with experienced and practiced companions, carrying rescue equipment and knowing how to use it, obeying ski area signs and warnings and being flexible about when and where to go.

The White Book contains valuable information and tips that can help you and your friends stay safer in avalanche terrain, download it for free here.