Center for Snow and Avalanche Studies

Swamp Angel Study Site
Swamp Angel Study Plot (subalpine)

Senator Beck Study Site
Senator Beck Study Plot (alpine)

Putney Study Site
Putney Study Plot (summit)

Senator Beck Basin Stream Gauge
Basin Stream Gauge

St Paul Basestation
St. Paul RF Base Station

The Center for Snow & Avalanche Studies serves the mountain science community and regional resource managers by hosting & conducting interdisciplinary research and conducting integrative 24/7/365 monitoring that captures weather, snowpack, radiation, soils, plant community and hydrologic signals of regional climate trends.

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CSAS News > 2003-2004

Hosted Snow Science Field Camps

from Northern Arizona University, Minnesota State University, Southern Illinois University, Colorado State University, and the Colorado Rocky Mountain School


CSU field campers get organized outside the St. Paul Ski Lodge near Red Mountain Pass, a tremendous venue for snow education.


CSU snow hydrology students learning the appropriate amount of force for testing snow layers for 'fist' hand-hardness.