Snow Science: How Steep is Steep

7th August 2016 | Tim Shisler

Standing atop a run it can be hard to gauge the steepness of the slope due to fear and perspective. - ©Tim Roberts

Standing atop a run it can be hard to gauge the steepness of the slope due to fear and perspective.

Copyright: Tim Roberts

We've all been there—standing atop a run with our buddies, heart pounding with the sudden fear that it might just be too steep. The harsh reality, however, is that usually it's not as steep as we think. In Episode Two of Snow Science, we break down just how steep is steep and what it means for avalanches and your buddy who swears he just skied a 50 degree slope. 

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