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It might be useful to compile a list of avalanche bulletins for different regions which are accessible online, as well as other useful avalanche related info. I try to read the avalanche bulletin every day I'm in resort, and knowing where to find these online might make it slightly easier than trekking to the Tourist Office each morning. The first place I check online is the always helpful PisteHors which has an auto-translation into English of the various regional bulletins from Meteo France (as well as a load of other useful info about avalanches and avalanche safety):

AVALANCHE BULLETINS

France
Northern French Alps
Haute Savoie Avalanche Bulletin
Savoie Avalanche Bulletin
Isere Avalanche Bulletin
Henry Schniewind's blog occasional commentary on snowpack conditions in the Tarentaise, especially Espace Killy domain.
Snowcrazy's blog occasional commentary on snowpack conditions in the Tarentaise, especially Paradiski domain.

Southern French Alps
Hautes-Alpes Avalanche Bulletin
Haute-Provence Avalanche Bulletin
Alpes Maritimes Avalanche Bulletin

Pyrénées
Pyrénées Atlantiques Avalanche Bulletin
Hautes Pyrénées Avalanche Bulletin
Haute Garonne Avalanche Bulletin
Ariège Avalanche Bulletin
Andorra Avalanche Bulletin
Pyrénées Orientales Avalanche Bulletin

Switzerland
Swiss Avalanche bulletins can be found (in English) at the Institut für Schnee- und Lawinenforschung website
North- and Central Grisons
Sud Grisons
Suisse Centrale
Bernese Oberland
Upper Valais
Lower Valais and Vaud Alps

Austria
Austria avalanche warning (in German) can be found at Österreichische Lawinenwarndienstefor the following regions:
Kärnten, Niederösterreich, Oberösterreich, Salzburg, Steiermark, Tirol and Vorarlberg. A summary in English can be found here.

Italy
Trentino
Lombardia (Bollettino Valanghe)
Valle d'Aosta


Scotland
Sport Scotland provides an avalanche information service for five different centres here.
UK Mountain Weather Information Service

Spain
Catalan Pyrenees
Western Pyrenees
Val d'Aran area of Catalan Pyrenees

Japan
Niseko snow and avalanche reports


GENERAL AVALANCHE INFO

Snow diary from Val d'Isere by Wayne Watson
Backcoutry Access
Utah Avalance Center
Henry's Avalanche Talk
ANENA
Swiss Snow and Avalanche Research
Glenmore Lodge Avalanche Quiz
Avalanche Training
Canadian Avalanche Center
Snow and Avalanche Field Notebook
TGR Avalanche and other Backcountry threads
US Forest Service National Avalanche Center
American Avalanche Center

For iPhone users Mammut have a free app called Safety which provides links to avy bulletins in several countries (although not translated into English) plus other useful things like clinometers, altimeters, and a digital compass.


Anyone got any other links to add?


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http://lawine.tirol.gv.at/english/ for the Tirol Avalanche site in English.
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Scotland

http://www.sais.gov.uk/
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Any more links? Doesn't have to be just avalanche bulletins, as any information on snowpack stability would be a useful resource.
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UK Mountain Weather Information Service:

http://www.mwis.org.uk/
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Backcoutry Access
Utah Avalance Center
Henry's Avalanche Talk
ANENA
Swiss Snow and Avalanche Research
Glenmore Lodge Avalanche Quiz
Avalanche Training
Canadian Avalanche Center
Snow and Avalanche Field Notebook
TGR Avalanche and other Backcountry threads
US Forest Service National Avalanche Center
American Avalanche Center
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Patch, thanks!
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Good work. Can we make this a sticky?
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jbob, it's stuck already (thanks Mods).
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Europe http://www.avalanches.org/
Scotland http://www.mcofs.org.uk/mountain-safety.asp
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http://www.igc.cat/web/en/allaus_butlleti.php

http://www.igc.cat/web/en/allaus_butlleti_occ_grafic.php

For the Catalan Pyrenees including Baquiera
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I also look at Waynes Daily Diary on www.alpineexperience.com/waynes-daily-diary always an interesting read on real off piste skiing conditions in Val D'Isere and Tignes.
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livetoski wrote:
rob@rar, I love you can I pinch all these links for my web site wink wink wink wink wink wink wink

Yes, but only if you promise to have all my babies as well.
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Italy , Trentino http://www.meteotrentino.it/bollettini/today/valanghe_it.aspx?ID=9
Lombardia http://ita.arpalombardia.it/meteo/meteo.asp (Bollettino Valanghe)
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webbo, thanks.
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http://www.lauegi.conselharan.org/index.php?lang=catalan

resource specifically for the Val d'Aran area (Catalan Pyrenees, west of Andorra), inc. local avi, snow pack charts and ski touring routes and info.
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Italy, Valle d'Aosta: http://appweb.regione.vda.it/DBWeb/bollnivometeo/bollnivometeo.nsf/vista_i/$first?OpenDocument&L=_i
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fluter, Good one. I'm signed up for emailed Valle d'Aosta reports but I don't recall the URL to sign up. It's a shame the same email service isn't available for other area's.
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http://www.regione.vda.it/newsletterssql/niveometeo/iscriz_i.asp

Available in Italian, French and English. I consult the web, but would imagine content is similar.
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Thank Aosta link added to the OP.
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Last week I was looking at the French Meto Avalanche bulletin forecasts on the basis of the Isotherm being so high for Friday, and was getting frustrated at my lack of French in being able to translate all the nuances of the avalanche bulletin, now made even more annoying as it's now an image so you can't copy the text and take it into Google translate.

I did some more research and found a way of doing the translation, bit long winded but you save the image then upload it to Google Docs and then in the settings get Google Docs to scan it into text, you then run it through Google Translate, so you might well get a few vague interpretations but it's still quite good, and if done on a regular basis I'm sure you'd get a better understanding of the bulletins.

Anyway this was the Forecast for our region Massif du Thabor

Risk estimation until Friday, April 19, 2013

Snowpack stability
The warm weather season continues tomorrow Humidification gaining altitude and depth. Some voluntary departures of wet snow avalanches are still possible this evening and night will freeze which then disappears as quickly in the morning. The eastern slopes are the first affected, and some voluntary departures are still likely in the middle of this risk then quickly extends the set of directions, north slopes should not be concerned about that below 25001'2800m while this risk is decreasing in the southern slopes or mantle estforiementtassé.
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The results are impressively good from Google Docs considering the low resolution image.
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Hello there, great work getting all these links together! At the top rob says about pistehores having an auto translate on the bulletin, how do you get to it? I get redirected to meteo fr, my French is pretty good but a mistake could be.....
Thanks stu.
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DeliciousMountain, I've collected the resources here
http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=93697

The French ones are still a problem however and doing auto translating not easy due to how Meteo France have posted them. The up side is that the graphic display of the avalanche levels indicating, level and aspect plus altitude where appropriate are clear even without translation. I have taken this up with the tourist office in Chamonix and while sympathetic have no leverage over meteo France. I understand that making the narrative difficult to auto translate was quite deliberate as it was felt that a potentially poor translation of what is technical safety related information was to be avoided.

Unfortunately the meteo France stuff will not display correctly on iPhones and iPads.
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thanks, these links are very good, specially for freeriders! thanks!
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I think this list has been superceded by jbob's one these days (see above), but just in case anyone's looking here...

Just a couple of suggestions: I think Andorra would be better as its own section, instead of grouped in with France -> Pyrenees. And the resource for Spain -> Western Pyrenees isn't correct. (The resource listed is actually for the Western part of the Catalan Pyrenees (the publisher is the Geographic Institute of Catalonia), and it's aready covered by (linked to from) the more general Catalan Pyrenees resource that's also in the list.

Instead, there's a new resource for Spain -> Western Pyrenees (Valle de Canfranc), which is http://www.alurte.es/boletin.php

I also recommend adding the following resources for the Central Spanish Pyrenees: http://www.aemet.es/en/eltiempo/prediccion/montana?w=2&p=arn1 plus http://lameteoqueviene.blogspot.com.es/ (amateur blog, but very highly regarded)
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