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Guide: How to Buy Snow-Study Tools

Snow saws are invaluable when you're isolating a block of snow for a stability test in your test pit.

Knowing slope angle is key, whether you're digging a pit or just deciding whether or not to cross a slope. A slope meter is small, light, and an easy way to gather critical information to help you make the right decision.

This metal or plastic card features a measured grid so you have a uniform surface to analyze individual grains of snow to determine size and shape. This information helps you easily identify weak layers and make a more informed decision.

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