This checklist is a great way to tie all of your data together to aid you in your decision-making process. Assigning a red, yellow, or green light to each of the four variables can clear up what might be a difficult decision. For example, if you are skiing low angle slopes, or green light terrain, all of the other factors can be red because the slope cannot avalanche. Or you can be on a steep slope, red light terrain, but if the other variables are green, go for it! The point is, this check list will help you if you have reached your goal, but aren't sure how to proceed. Stick with the data.
*This checklist is from Snow Sense, by Jill Fredston and Doug Fesler. Available from The Alaska Mountain Safety Center, 9140 Brewsters Drive, Anchorage, Alaska 99516, (907)-345-3566.
*These are only the basics of avalanche education. Decision making is not always straightforward. You should take a class to build on these basics, and you should travel with experienced people.