What do I do if I get caught in an avalanche?

1 Drop your pack and run to one side or the other. Do not run downhill.

2 Just before the avalanche hits you, turn and face it.

3 Swim uphill. Many survivors said that being caught in an avalanche as similar to being caught in a large wave of whitewater at the beach, but with even less control.

4 Just before you come to a rest, place your hands over your face and try to create and air pocket.