Gain some basic knowledge about avalanche safety from the articles and links.
Basic Avalanche Safety
Learn how to use the North American Public Avalanche Danger Scale "The Danger Scale" and get help on how to use it to make better decisions in the backcountry.
Using CAIC Products
The CAIC produces avalanche forecasts, avalanche discussions, weather forecasts, compiles a lot of information on our site, and much more. Watch videos about how to use CAIC products including how to use this web site.
Get help on avalanche problems, why we use them and what you should do with them when moving around in the backcountry.
Get help on avalanche coding. Learn how you can better utilize CAIC products by knowing what the color coding and abbreviations used in the avalanche table and the avalanche explorer tool mean.
Weather Observation Coding
Get help on avalanche coding. Learn how you can better utilize CAIC products by knowing what the color coding and abbreviations used in the weather stations table mean.