Where do avalanches happen most often?

Where Avalanches Happen Most Often

Try checking out some of these links. Lots of info about avalanches!
  • The Avalanche Zone
  • CyberSpace Avalanche Center (CSAC
  • Avalanche Awareness: Information About Avalanches and Avalanche Safety
  • Colorado Avalanche Information Center
  • La Sal Avalanche Forecast Center
  • The Patrol Pages
  • Schottischer Lawinenwarndienst - About avalanches (Englisch)
  • IGS - International Glaciological Society
  • UIAA - World Mountaineering and climbing federation

Here are more opinions and answers from other FAQ Farmers:

  • The mountains!
  • Mountains!
  • Avalanches happen on a angle much like a mountain.

Avalanches happen wherever there is snow laying on a sufficient enough angle.

It doesn't matter just don't cause one otherwise you could die, so if you here or see one run for your life

Avalanches usually occur in areas where the degree of the slope is more than 30 degrees. There are also other factors. One key factor is warm days paired with cool nights. This causes snow to melt and then refreeze, creating many different layers. This creates a zone in which avalanches are highly likely, and only need something to set them off, or a "trigger". This will cause the top layer or so to shear off, and bam! avalanche. It is highly unlikely that an avalanche will occur within a ski area, as the slopes are usually way less than 30 degrees, as well as bombing performed on areas where avalanche danger is high. Bombing is exactly what it sounds like: a cannon shoots small bombs towards a slope in order to act as a trigger. But avalanches most likely happen in moutaineous areas