Item: Avalanche education video of the five european avalanche danger levels
Title: Avalanche education video of the five european avalanche danger levels
Proceedings: 2002 International Snow Science Workshop, Penticton, British Columbia
Authors: Stephan Harvey, Swiss Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research (SLF), Davos
Abstract: To introduce basic knowledge of avalanche danger for off piste areas, the Swiss accident insurance company SlNA produced in close collaboration with the Swiss Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research a video to appeal to young people. In 'Wrong-right"-scenes well known protagonists show how to behave at danger level 1 to 4 ('tow", "moderate", 'considerable", 'high') and for a spring situation in out of bound terrain. The video also shows the several possibilities how to get the information about the actual avalanche danger degree in Switzerland. In addition instruction material supports te achers for example to educate avalanche prevention at school. Supplementing in some ski resorts the scene of the video for the corresponding danger degree of the daily avalanche bulletin is running.
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Keywords: avalanche accident, avalanche incident, avalanche prevention, avalanche forecast, avalanche bulletin, avalanche danger degree, avalanche video, avalanche education
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