Various means used to set off avalanches and the precautions to be taken in Alta, Utah.
Alta Utah USA Date:1950 Duration:6 min 13 sec Sound:Yes
A training film about the means of forecasting and controlling avalanches in Alta, Utah. A snow covered corner overhanging a ski run in Alta, Utah. A man walks along an area and drills holes in the snow. Another man prepares a charge package and put sticks in each of the holes. Charges placed along the corners detonate and an avalanche occurs. The corner being dislodged as snow slopes down. Skiers watch the avalanche. Various means of checking for avalanches include skiing in case of shallow snow condition. A man throws an explosive to detonate the area and set an avalanche in motion. A projectile fired along the slope to check for avalanche occurrence. The precautions to be taken while setting off an avalanche include checking the slops below for any skiers or vehicles. A man on a cliff looks down at the slope and signals with his hands. Explosion occurs and an avalanche is set in motion. A shell hits a slope and dislodges a major avalanche as it drifts down the slope.
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