Edexcel ‘A’: Avalanches and their management
a. The physical and human causes and effects of an avalanche in a named location.
b. Prediction and prevention of the effects of avalanches by forecasting, the design of buildings and defences, planning and education.
So let's choose a location first of all.
Where would be appropriate ?
The Alps are a popular ski destination, and have been for many decades. There are many ski resorts, and the area is also a possible case study for other elements of geography: it could be used to deliver work on climate change, impact of transport network enlargement with the tunnels beneath the mountains, glaciation, impact of tourist development.
Wikipedia page has useful maps....
Check out an old favourite: the VIRTUAL MONTANA site for more on the Alps.
Also something in this GOOGLE BOOK SEARCH result.
How about a starter video courtesy of YouTube
Location: The Alps