Avalanche Education

American Avalanche Association Online Tutorial

White Risk - A very useful Swiss avalanche safety & planning website & app

Back Country Access - The equipment manufacturer hosts videos and other avalanche education material

Know Before You Go - Free online avalanche safety education courses

Be Aware - Online education from the Scottish Avalanche Information Service

FATMAP Journal - Articles from the makers of another useful avalanche safety & planning app

How to XV - Fun and informative videos from Xavier de la Rue

American Avalanche Association Encyclopedia - Good explanations of the jargon

Ken Libbrecht's snowcrystals - Beautiful photography and explanations of crystal shapes

Rocket & Lucy - The deadpan duo explain avalanche avoiding kung-fu

Avalanche Geeks - Great quality American Avalanche Association courses.


Avalanche & Weather Forecasts


SLF - Swiss avalanche forecasts published in German, French, Italian and English

Meteo France - Avalanche forecasts for France, in French only

Aoste/Aosta - The Vallee d'Aoste's avalanche forecasts in Italian, French and English

SAIS - Brilliantly presented avalanche information for Scotland's main mountaineering areas

Snowforecast - Weather for ski areas around the world in an easy to interpret format

YR.NO - The Norwegian state weather forecasters seem to have an accurate forecast for everywhere


Maps & Mapping


Switzerland Mobility - Free Swiss maps as PDFs or on an online or offline (subscription) mobile app

map.geo.admin.ch - Free Swiss maps as PDFs, including ski touring routes at 1:50,000

JGN - Printable maps of France1:25,000

Magic Map - Printable OS maps of the UK to 1:25,000

Freizeitkarte - Used with Garmin's Basecamp app, free maps of the Alps for your GPS unit


Ski Touring Route Ideas & Information


Camp to Camp - Routes and reports, best used in French

SkiTour - Another francophone site for sharing routes, trip reports and photos, plus a discussion forum

British Backcountry - One of the best groups on Facebook!

Scottish Ski Touring - OS maps with GPS waypoints