These tutorials provide a collection of on-line interactive learning opportunities which incorporate reading, photos, videos, and/or tests; a range of information for beginners to advanced winter recreationists.
Canadian Avalanche Association Avalanche Online Training
The online training introduces the basics of recreational avalanche safety. Understanding the principles of avalanche formation, and ultimately avalanche types, is the foundation for understanding avalanche danger. Recognizing avalanche terrain, and how terrain can affect avalanche danger, is one of the most important skills for safe travel in the backcountry.
U.S. Forest Service National Avalanche Center
This site is a good option for beginners or for those with a slower connection since it’s not too video heavy.
IASA/ACSA Safe Riders! Snowmobile Safety Awareness Program
On-line snowmobile safety awareness program that covers Avalanche Safety in the SafetySection; includes an interactive chapter quiz.
Utah Avalanche Center
Multiple tutorials with photo examples; no video so good with low speed connections.
Canadian Avalanche Centre Avaluator
On-line trip planner (for Western Canada).
Cyber-Space Avalanche Center
A series of quizzes related to avalanche basics.
Teton Gravity Research
A good tutorial with great graphics and video clips, plus extra lessons if you’re still hungry for more snow information; heavy on skiing.