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Promoting Turning skills.
Hexagon condensed version
The 6 facets of safety
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- learn to recognize the
conditions that put you at risk.
in powder - Powder
precautions, More trees at ski areas.
cones for turning skills
What we've learned by trying
courses for turning skills
How to encourage controlled
skiing - Mt. Hood
spreads awareness & gets tough.
bar on chairlifts
Lower the bar. Stay safe.
Slick Rain Bags
Injuries from plastic bags on
on WebMD abt. meta-study
The Meta-Study on CMAJ web site.
Neck injuries increase in hockey
Common sense (1 min.) - Just don't
do stupid things, like these people, OK?!
your gear (3.5 min) Can you spot
all the things this bear is doing wrong?
Loose clothing & equipment
(1.2 min) Yes, these things DO happen!
Respect Nature (1.3 min)
Nature is bigger than you.
Avoid Jumps (1 min) Warning:
graphic & distressing audio!!! This is
real! The guy survived, healed, and did it
again! See "Common sense" above!
Avoid Pranks (5.6 min) - You have
to see this to believe it!
a Vertical Distance (1.5 min.) -
Tree-well rescue. (7 min.). Man
ends up head-first in tree well.
Dangers (13 min.). Compilation of
3 accidents, of which 2 were survived. One of
them shows it from the point of view of the
person buried in the tree well. It's
hard to watch, but the person survives the
1-hour long ordeal.
Wells - a compilation. Tree
safety advice from the Mt. Baker ski patrol,
Crystal Mt. ski patrol, Mt. Bachelor ski
patrol, and L.E.A.D. USA LLC. A good summary
of what you need to know about the dangers of
tree wells and how to avoid them.
- The White Death. 50 minutes. A
very informative video about the dangers of
The Safe Zone: Powder
Magazine's mini-site devoted to Avalanche
education and backcountry resources,
Safety Boundary Signs - Safety
signs west of Timberline, including article,
pictures, and maps.
Safety Boundary map - South side
of Mt. Hood.
1941 Forest Service map of Mt.
Hood's south side.