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Among the numerous terrain factors that affect avalanche danger, the most significant are: slope angle, orientation to wind, and terrain traps.

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Avalanche risk depends on terrain, snow stability and people. In other words, when the snowpack presents weak layers and is unstable, people can reduce the risk by avoiding avalanche terrain.

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The best technique consists of getting up on the toe side, facing uphill; often, you may have to roll over, first, in order to get in that position.

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Today, wider skis and specifically shaped boards float better in powder snow; this new equipment makes it easier for the average-skilled snow enthusiast to learn powder skiing /riding.

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This is the Greater Caucasus, a mountain range extending from the Black Sea to the Caspian, with the Republic of Georgia spread along its length. Sandwiched between Russia and Turkey, Georgia has a language, culture and cuisine entirely distinct from its neighbours, and a trump card few have discovered: unrestricted heli-skiing – helicopter access to a realm way beyond the reach of a ski lift.

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On July 30, in the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs of Georgia, Georgian mountaineer Bidzina Gujabidze held the press conference and spoke about the upcoming expedition. Together with Mr. Gujabidze, Deputy Head of the Sports Department Goga Asatiani, responded to various questions from the media.

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Fresh powder snow, the beautiful but tricky late winter weather and virgin mountain slopes gave Iva Tsiklauri the ingredients he needed for an amazing performance in Ushguli village.

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On behalf of Heliksir-Heliski Caucasus and its guides, I would like to clarify the events that led to the incident that occurred on Lomisi Mountain on February 13/2015 around 12h45, and was wrongly reported on social media by the Russian leader of the ski-touring/ freeriding group.

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