Avalanche Safety Quiz

1. Have you taken an avalanche safety course before?

 
 

2.

What doesn’t the avalanche advisory tell you?

Reference: Forecasting Your Safety With the Avalanche Advisory

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

3. Which of the following would you do before leaving your house to go into the backcountry?

 
 
 
 
 

4. At which slope angle range are most avalanches triggered by skiers?

Reference: 4 Things to Look for When Identifying Avalanche Terrain

 
 
 
 

5. What are some signs that you are in avalanche terrain?

Reference: 4 Things to Look for When Identifying Avalanche Terrain

 
 
 
 

6. Where are safe places to travel in the backcountry?

Reference: 4 Things to Look for When Identifying Avalanche Terrain

 
 
 
 
 
 

7. When digging a snow pit, how big wide and deep should the pit be?

Reference: Observing the Snow Pit

 
 
 
 

8. What are signs of snow instability that can be observed while skinning?

 
 
 
 
 

9. Which of the following are common avalanche trigger points?

Reference: 4 Things to Look for When Identifying Avalanche Terrain

 
 
 
 
 

10. How do you most accurately measure the angle of a slope?

Reference: 4 Things to Look for When Identifying Avalanche Terrain

 
 
 
 
 

11. What is the definition of a terrain trap?

Reference: 4 Things to Look for When Identifying Avalanche Terrain

 
 
 
 
 

12. What’s the difference between a compression test and an extended column test?

Reference: Observing the Snow Pack

 
 
 
 

13. What is it called when you pinpoint a buried victim’s location with your beacon by moving your beacon side to side and up and down around where your beacon lead you?

Reference: 21 Steps to Performing an Avalanche Rescue

 
 
 
 

14. Which of the following did you feel most uncomfortable with?

 
 
 
 

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