Item: Ski area avalanche control a summary of methods, procedures and manpower
Title: Ski area avalanche control a summary of methods, procedures and manpower
Proceedings: Proceedings of the 1992 International Snow Science Workshop, Breckenridge, Colorado, USA
Authors: Larry Heywood and Carolyn Craig
Abstract: This past winter forty nine U.S. ski areas were sent questionnaires regarding their avalanche control program. The questionnaire surveyed a variety of issues and aspects of ski area avalanche work, including explosives, control techniques, rescue issues, boundary policies, training, control costs, wages, forecasting procedures and other related subjects. Thirty six ski areas returned completed questionnaires. Included in those responding were most of the U.S. ski areas with well developed avalanche control programs. This paper summarizes the responses to the questionnaire.
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Keywords: explosives, control, rescue, forecasting
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