Stormy Weather

Blizzards and Avalanches

What is a sluff?

A sluff is a layer of loose snow. On rare occasions, an avalanche may be comprised of sluff rolling down a hill, but more frequently it is a dry or wet slab that causes an avalanche.

Most avalanches are triggered simply by gravity acting on heavy snow banks, but sometimes a careless snowmobiler or skier may be the culprit.

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