I googled these similar terms, which resulted in having same definition: an avalanche. But, what's the actual difference between these terms and how to use them, accordingly?
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"Avalanche" can refer to either snow or rock or both, rolling and sliding down a mountain.
"Snowslide" and "snowslip" are limited to snow; the corresponding word for rock would be "rockslide".
I haven't heard the word "snowslip" before but I would have thought it suggests to a smaller movement: perhaps a large slab of snow making a small movement.