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Where Avalanches Happen Most OftenTry 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

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  • 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

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How often do avalanches happen in the Swiss Alps?

Every 48 hours

Where do avalanches happen the most in the US?

North America

Where do you get avalanches?

Avalanches are most likely to occur in the alpine regions of France, Switzerland and Austria. However avalanches can occur on any steep slope, considering the factors. Within the U.S, Alaska, Colorado and Utah are the states that avalanches occur most often.

What seasons do avalanches mostly happen?

The avalanche danger increases with major snowstorms and periods of thaw. More than 80 percent of these occur during or just after large snowstorms. The most avalanche-prone months are, in order, February, March, and January. Avalanches caused by thaw occur most often in April.

Where in the world do avalanches occur?

Avalanches happen all over the world.

How many avalanches happen in one year?

in one year in north America over 100,000 avalanches happen each year

When are avalanches most common?

Avalanches are most common in colorado

Do avalanches happen often on Mt Everest?

Beleive it on not, not only do they happen, they happen every 48 hours! source is Discovery channel documentary.. Everest beyond the limit season 3 episode 1

How often do avalanches happen in the Alps?

20 or 30 times a year 20,000 each year (this is right ha ha)

What kind of issues are there on Mount Everest?

well the most obvious answer is avalanches, and because of global warming its bound to happen!

Avalanches where happen?

capped snow mountains

Do avalanches happen on mount Whitney?

yess it does

Why do avalanche happen?

Avalanches often happen when loose packed snow becomes too heavy for snow lower down a slope to support it. When the snow becomes too heavy, it creates an avalanche.

How could an avalanche kill a person?

Most often, people trapped in avalanches are killed by suffocation. If not, it is by either blunt force or hypothermia.

When did a avalanche happen?

There are many avalanches every year

What are the causes and effects of avalanches?

AnswerAvalanches happen becaause of movement and loud noises. It happens when there is a fresh snowfalll.

Where do avalanches mostly happen and why?

Avalanches occur on all steep mountain sides or hill sides because gravity pulls snow down.

When does the biggest avalanche happenz?

Nobody can predict when avalanches happen.

Where are the most avalanches?

how about on the mountains

When do avalanches take place?

Most AVALANCHES happen during late winter or early spring but, There are AVALANCHES in the winter especially right after a storm like for example, if there is a storm and it climbs over a cliff and someone walks on it an AVALANCHE will occurYour welcome for the anwser :)

When does avalanches happen?

When there's snow at a right angle a avalanche can occur

What happens when tectonic plates move?

Earthquakes.... Volcanoes..... Tsunamis..... Landslides.... Avalanches can happen

Where do avalanches occur?

Avalanches occur in the back country where we like to play. Most avalanches occur on slopes between 35 & 45 degrees. Slopes less than 30 degrees rarely produce avalanches, and slopes greater than about 50 degrees tend to sluff off the snow often, and not build up slabs, not to say they will never avalanche down. Stay alert, always pay attention to your surroundings

How many avalanches have occurred on Mount Everest since 2004?

This is impossible to answer. Many avalanches on Mount Everest happen outside of the climbing season so no one can record it.