The Avaluator is a rule-based decision support tool for amateur recreationists, including
backcountry skiers and snow- boarders, snowmobile riders and out-of- bounds skiers and snowboarders, in Canada.
The Avaluator pocket card and companion booklet are designed to help them make critical decisions
both before and during backcountry trips.
The Avaluator was developed under the ADFAR project in collaboration with Dr. Ian McCammon from
Snowpit Technologies and significant input from
the entire Canadian avalanche community.
Click here to view an example page of the booklet.
The following papers contain some information about the science that went into the development of the Avaluator
- Haegeli, P., McCammon, I., Jamieson, B., Israelson, C., and Statham, G. (2006). The Avaluator - a Canadian rule-based avalanche decision support tool for amateur recreationists. International Snow Science Workshop - Telluride, CO, October 1 - 6, 2006.
- McCammon, I., and Haegeli, P. (2006). Evaluation of a rule-based decision aid for recreational travellers in avalanche terrain. International Snow Science Workshop - Telluride, CO, October 1 - 6, 2006.
You can find more papers in the publication section of this website.