The following links are great avalanche tutorials. They incorporate reading, tests, videos and interactive learning for the beginner to advanced recreationists. The tutorials contain great information that pertains to ALL user groups. They are best viewed with a high-speed connection since they utilize Flash and video streams.
Avalanche Education is serious business. If you find yourself playing in avalanche terrain you owe it to yourself and your family to get properly educated with a multi-day course that has a field component. These tutorials are meant to pique your interest or perhaps to brush up on your avalanche knowledge.
AMERICAN AVALANCHE ASSOCIATION
The AAA created a great tutorial for both skiers and snowmobilers. It's a great, easy to understand avalanche awareness class. This is one of the easiest to use and a favorite.
FOREST SERVICE NATIONAL AVALANCHE CENTER
Take the Avalanche Basics class first, then the Interactive Tutorial. This site is a good option for beginners or for those with a slower connection since its not too video heavy.
The New Zealand Avalanche Centre offers a great online avalanche tutorial. A unique option with this online tutorial is that it offers a quiz at the end with results emailed to you.
THE AVALANCHE ENCYCLOPEDIA
This glossary of avalanche and snow terms is very complete and has great graphics. It's a very useful tool for honing your avalanche language. We like this so much we link to these terms in our daily advisory.