Avalanche Bulletin Vocabulary French - English

  • roelwillems
    roelwillems op 5 February 2014 · 16:47
    My french is a bit rusty and the French avalanche bulletin contains many quit specific terms I wanted to understand fully. Which poses a problem.

    For this I have spend quite sometime searching for a trustworthy English translation or vocabulary and have found one published by the a translation bureau and Parks Canada. The entire base list was examined by a committee composed mainly of avalanche professionals.

    The vocabulary contains FR EN and EN FR translations for many common terms and sentences.

    You can find the PDF here:


    An online version can be found:


    ps. Keep in mind that this vocabulary is from 2006 and that I did not verify the quality of the publication. Although I have some trust in the commissioner (Canadian government) and the fact that French is there second official language 😉


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