Most of these books are available from The Mountaineers or online bookstores like Amazon.com or from the publishers and sources listed below.
The ABC's of Avalanche Safety
Ed LaChapelle, 112 pages, 1985. Available from Mountaineers Books.
The Avalanche Handbook
Dave McClung and Peter Shaerer, 1993. Third edition, 2006. Available from Mountaineers Books.
Avalanche Awareness, A Practical Guide to Safe Travel in Avalanche Terrain
Moynier, John. 32 pages, 1993. Available from: Chockstone Press, Inc., PO Box 3505, Evergreen, CO 80439; Also available from Mountaineers Books.
The Avalanche Book
By Betsy Armstrong & Knox Williams, 240 pages, 1992. Available from: Fulcrum Publishing, 350 Indiana St, Suite 350, Golden, CO 80401–5093. Also available from Mountaineers Books.
Accidents in North American Mountaineering
Published annually since 1948 by The American Alpine Club and The Alpine Club of Canada ( Banff).
Although primarily about mountaineering accidents, it includes avalanche accidents. Current edition usually available at most outdoor stores. Cost — approximately $10.
Avalanche Safety for Skiers and Climbers (Second Edition)
Tony Daffern, 192 pages, 1992. Rocky Mountain Books, 106 Wimbledon Crescent, Calgary, Alberta,Canada. Also Available From: Cloudcap Publishing , Box 27344, Seattle , WA 98125. Also available from Mountaineers Books.
Avalanche Accidents in Canada Volume 4, 1984–1996
Bruce Jamieson and Torsten Geldsetzer, 193 pages, 1996.Canadian Avalanche Association, P.O. Box 2759, Revelstoke, BC V0E2S0 Canada, 250.837.2435, www.avalanche.ca
Avalanche Accidents in Canada 1976–1984
P. A. Schaerer, 138 pages, 1987.National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6, Phone: 613.993.2463.
Kramer, Stephen. 48 pages, 1992.Carolrhoda Books, Minneapolis, MN. A short general informational book with lots of excellent color photographs. Cost – approximately $10
Backcountry Avalanche Awareness
Jamieson, Bruce. 1989, rev. 1997.
Free Riding in Avalanche Terrain
Jamieson, Bruce & Jennie McDonald.. 1999.
Handbook of Snow—Principles, Processes, Management and Use
Gray, DM & DH Male. 1981. Pergamon Press Canada Ltd.
Sledding in Avalanche Terrain
Jamieson, Bruce & Darcy Svederus. 1998.
Snow Sense, A Guide to Evaluating Snow Avalanche Hazard
Jill Fredston and Doug Fesler, 1994, 116 pages. Available from: Alaska Mountain Safety Center, 9140 Brewster's Dr., Anchorage, AK 99516. Phone: 907.345.3566. Also available from Mountaineers Books.
Snowstruck: In the Grip of Avalanches
Jill Fredston, 2005. Available from Amazon.com.
The Snowy Torrents: Avalanche Accidents in the United States, 1980–86
Logan, Nick and Dale Atkins, 265 page, 1996.Colorado Geological Survey, Division of Minerals and Geology, 1996, Department of Natural Resources, 1313 Sherman Street, Rm 715, Denver, CO, 80203. Phone: 303-866-2611. Fax: 303-866-2461. Also Available from Mountaineers Books.
Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain
Tremper, Bruce. 2001. The Mountaineers, Seattle, WA. An excellent and very readable treatement of the avalanche phenomenon by one of the best US avalanche educators and forecasters.
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Backcountry Forecasting for Hikers, Campers, Climbers, Skiers, Snowboarders
Renner, Jeff. 2005. Mountaineers Books.
Anthes, Richard and H. Panofsky et al., 1975
Atmosphere, Weather & Climate
Barry, Roger C. and Richard Chorley. 1987
Mountain Meteorology—Fundamentals and Applications
Whiteman, David C. 2001.
SKYWATCH—The Western Weather Guide
Keen, Richard. 1987
Field Guide to North American Weather
Ludlum, David. 1991
Schaefer, Vincent and John Day. 1981
The Weather Book (Second edition).
Williams, Jack. 2001
Has frequent and excellent avalanche related articles and information. Current copy available at most outdoor shops and bookstores.
Has a newsletter (The Avalanche Review) and is a great source for avalanche related information and material. Annual dues $35.
PO Box 2831, Pagosa Springs, CO. 81146 Phone: 970-946-0822. email: email@example.com