Taking the mystery out of avalanche advisories
Former center director explains danger levels, conditions
Graphic courtesy of the Sawtooth National Forest Avalanche Center.
The center uses a danger scale (shown above) to color code its advisories, alerting skiers, snowboarders and other backcountry enthusiasts to the risks they run on certain slopes under specific conditions. According to the center, more people are killed during the “considerable” level of danger than any other rating.