The Avaluator™ is a trip planning aid complementary to the Avalanche Terrain Exposure Scale. The purpose of the AvaluatorTM is to guide users in the objective and systematic choice of the appropriate terrain, by combining the ATES rating with the current snow conditions and avalanche danger rating established in the Avalanche Advisory. With this tool, users obtain a set of recommendations appropriate to their level of training and experience in snow and avalanche terrain, allowing them to successfully manage the avalanche danger for a particular terrain and snow conditions.
Avaluator. Adapted by Conselh Generau d’Aran from “Avaluator Avalanche Accident Prevention Card – Second Edition”, ISBN# 978-0-9866597-2-0.
Travelling in the mountain in the red zone is NOT RECOMMENDED unless you have professional level knowledge or are an expert in snow and avalanches. Conditions set for avalanche accidents to occur.
It is necessary to have EXTRA CAUTION in the yellow zone. Possibility of natural or human triggered avalanches and frequent accidents. An advanced level of understanding of the avalanche danger is required.
Conditions in the green area are suitable for circulating in avalanche terrain and accidents are generally infrequent. It is necessary to have CAUTION, to know how to identify danger and to have progression, safety and rescue skills.