A description of the avalanche hazard or situation that provides a foundation for travel management and decision making in avalanche terrain.

Avalanche problems consists of:

  1. The avalanche problem type (also known as the avalanche character)
  2. The distribution, or where that avalanche concern is thought to exist in the terrain
  3. The likelihood, or probability of a human triggering the avalanche
  4. The size of expected avalanches.