Tuesday, 9 February 2010
Glide-test or Rutschblock .
Information gathering with the ski patrol.
The Rutschblock (or glide-block) test is a slope test developed in Switzerland in the 1960s.
The Rutschblock is a good slope test but it is not a one step stability evaluation. The test does not eliminate the need for snow profiles or careful field observations nor does it, in general, replace other tests.