Avalanche Bulletin


Go slow to go fast

Shane Fox kicks things into gear above Three Sisters Backcountry’s Raven and Owl Yurts. Sisters, Ore

While backcountry skiing or riding, we tend to spend more time going up than down. And, simply put, skinning done poorly is not fun. There are three primary ingredients to a good day of touring: establishing a proper pace, Read More →

Sweetgrass's Afterglow Lightsuit Segement

Glowsuit skiing

The Canadian based crew of Sweetgrass Productions has outdone themselves again with the trailer to their new short-film “Afterglow”. AFTERGLOW – Lightsuit Segment from Sweetgrass Productions on Vimeo. Glow suits, enough lights to light up an entire city and Read More →

Whistler Blackcomb gets snow

Whistler Blackcomb snowfall

It is only mid-October and the snow is starting to pile up at the upper elevations of Whistler Blackcomb. Snow began falling on both mountain peaks the last few nights as freezing levels dropped to 1700 metres, providing the Read More →

Pat Morrow receives Honorary Doctorate

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Pat Morrow, the legendary Canadian adventure photographer and mountaineer, received an Honorary Doctorate from the Thompson Rivers University (TRU) at their Fall Convocation. Events related to the award included a department staff gathering, Convocation, and Convocation Dinner. Pat spoke Read More →

American Avalanche Association - A Goal of Zero

Avalanche cloud

Imagine if there were zero avalanche deaths each year—on average, that would mean 28 lives saved in the United States. A group of avalanche safety professionals is making bold attempts to drastically reduce avalanche fatalities in this country and Read More →

Mount Baldy to open with new owner!

Mount Baldy

Big news for a small ski hill in the Southern Interior as it will be open in time to operate for the upcoming 2014-2015 ski season. Mount Baldy Ski Resort recently went into foreclosure with Vancouver Marketing Agent G-Force Read More →

From the Road Film


From The Road is a story of a skier’s personal journey, seen through the lens of redemption and triumph. Delivered through the unique personal perspective of former professional ski guide Eric Henderson, the film is centered on a human Read More →

Introducing Avalanche Canada

Say goodbye to the Canadian Avalanche Centre. Say hello to Avalanche Canada. The Canadian Avalanche Centre announced its new name and logo at the International Snow Science Workshop in Banff on Oct. 2. The change has been in the Read More →

Pig Spleen Deep Snow Forcaster

Gus Wickstrom

Are you questioning if this is going to be a good snow year? Is this the year for an epic heli-skiing holiday? You could be looking and asking in all the wrong places. Apparently mother nature has the answer. Read More →

JP Auclair dies in avalanche

JP Auclair

Disturbing reports are coming out of Chile that JP Auclair and Andreas Fransson were killed in an avalanche near the border of Argentine while skiing for a new film project. JP Auclair Andreas Fransson They were climbing a couloir Read More →

The Wize Man - Eddie Hunter

Eddie Hunter

‘The Wise Man’ is the emotive story of Eddie Hunter’s personal connection with Banff National Park and Mt. Norquay, a mountain he has called home his entire life. Born in 1926, the same year Mt. Norquay was established, Eddie Read More →

Buried by Ken Wylie

Craig Kelly

As with most avalanche stories reported in traditional media, not all of the facts are correct. The Durrand Glacier avalanche story is no different except for the autocratic behaviour and arrogance of Rudi Beglinger, it is very accurate. The Read More →

Revy ready for season

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What’s new this winter at Revelstoke Mountain Resort? For your skiing and snowboarding enjoyment, their Trail Crew have been working hard to provide you with a new take on existing terrain. They’re introducing a more advanced way to introduce Read More →

G3 Receives Nine Awards for equipment

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Genuine Guide Gear’s new 2014-15 ION binding, Empire and Synapse series backcountry skis and Black Sheep splitboards earned a total of nine Editor’s Choice, Skier’s Choice and Gear Guide Select awards from the editors and testers at Powder, Backcountry, Read More →

The Avalanche Smartprobe launches

The AvaTech SP1 Probe, which will retail for $2,249USD ($1,499 during pre-order through December).

“Saving lives starts with understanding the snow under our feet and avoiding avalanches before they happen,” says Brint Markle, co-founder and CEO of AvaTech, a new company focused on developing proactive avalanche safety technology. Their new probe, the SP1, Read More →