Selected Readings: The Avalanche Handbook by McClung and Schaerer, published by the TheMountaineers (, $19.95.

Avalanche Safety by Daffen, published by TheMountaineers, $16.95.

Snow Sense by Fredston and Fesler, published by The Alaska Mountain SafetyCenter, $8.95. Go to to buy it online.

Avalanche Aware by Monynier, published byFalcon, $6.95.

The ABCs Of Avalanche Safety by La Chapelle, published by The Mountaineers, $6.95.

Try the following Web sites for online avalanche information: (in Canada)