Item: Alternative risk management; fat man, utile boy and the winch roller
Title: Alternative risk management; fat man, utile boy and the winch roller
Proceedings: Proceedings of the 1998 International Snow Science Workshop, Sunriver, Oregon
Authors: Craig Sterbenz, Snow Safety Director, Telluride Ski & Golf Co., Telluride, CO
Abstract: "Slope compaction and deep slab instability; alternative avalanche risk management: In recent years, ski area expansion into 'extreme' avalanche terrain has become a perceived necessity in order to remain competitive in a flat or declining market. Inclusion of such terrain increases the demands on the avalanche control programs and frequently calls for creative or alternative means to effectively manage the increased risk. Slope compaction has been used for many years as an effective means to reduce depth hoar formation and improve snow cover stability. Catastrophic failure of the Dynamo ski slope in March 1995 helped produce new and creative avalanche countermeasures for risk management.
Keywords: snow compaction, snow cover stability, avalanche counter measures, snow vehicles
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