Online Avalanche Course Resources

Thank you very much for booking a CGI AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course. Below are notes, links and videos that I will use and refer to on the course or that I feel will be helpful to you in understanding some of the curriculum once you’ve completed the course.


KMZ File of Kessler Peak (Once downloaded click on the file and it will overlay the map onto Google Earth)


Photo of the Crown Line

Terrain to Map

Terrain to Map 1

Terrain to Map 2

Terrain to Map 3

Case Studies

Case Study 1

Case Study 2

Iceland Interactive Map


Resources Mentioned in the Lecture

Weather Links

Mount Washington Avalanche Forecast

Pivotal Weather 850mb NAM Model

Hourly Observations from Mount Washington

Mount Washington Summit Forecast


Avalanche Studies and Information

Avalanche Problem Toolbox

When to Dig

What Happens if there’s No Forecast?


Maps and Navigation Apps


Guide Pace (time plan app)

Avenza App

Mount Washington Ski Runs

Below is a tutorial on how to get the slope shading color scheme that I use into your Caltopo account. In the tutorial I mention a URL that you need to have to start the process. Here is that URL to copy and paste into your browser once you are signed into your Caltopo account.