Articles | Volume 19, issue 9
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 2011–2026, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-19-2011-2019
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 2011–2026, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-19-2011-2019

Research article 12 Sep 2019

Research article | 12 Sep 2019

Exploring the relationship between avalanche hazard and run list terrain choices at a helicopter skiing operation

Reto Sterchi et al.

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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (07 Jul 2019) by Margreth Keiler
AR by Reto Sterchi on behalf of the Authors (16 Jul 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (24 Jul 2019) by Margreth Keiler
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Mechanized skiing operations use an established process to select skiing terrain with a low risk level. However, the relationship between appropriate skiing terrain and avalanche conditions has only received limited research attention. Our study examines this relationship numerically for the first time and shows the effects of avalanche hazard, previous skiing, and previous acceptability on different types of skiing terrain and offers the foundation to develop evidence-based decision tools.
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