Updated SnowCard Avalanche Accident Analysis

Co-author(s): Jan Mersch

At ISSW 2018, we have presented outcomes of an avalanche accident analysis, showing the avalanche death avoidance potential based on a probabilistic tool, the SnowCard. The poster will present updated data, now based on overall 231 fatalities. In addition to the avoidance rate, empirical behavioral patterns of snow recreationists (freeriding in new snow conditions and avalanche airbag usage) will be shown. Above average avoidance potential in old snow conditions will be further substantiated.


This presentation will be live:

Tuesday October 6 (06:15 – 07:45 MDT)
I will be available together with Jan Mersch to answer your questions on our posters “Prevailing inaccuracies in avalanche risk management” and “Updated SnowCard Avalanche Accident Analysis”.