Glossary

Safe Spot

Cam Campbell

This elevated outcropping makes for a good safe spot to rest.

A safe spot is a location within avalanche terrain that either minimizes or eliminates a person’s exposure to avalanche hazard. The use of safe spots is an important part of safe travel in avalanche terrain. For example, if your route takes you into avalanche terrain, it is wise to group up beforehand in a safe spot, then enter the area one at a time in order to limit your group’s exposure, re-grouping later in another safe spot. Safe spots are also targeted when performing a ski cut.