Whitewater Ski Resort and Backcountry Skiing Canada have posted their first Avalanche Conditions Report for the coming season.
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Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park is a popular backcountry ski touring destination with an average of 10 m of snowfall a year. It is also home to the world’s largest mobile avalanche control program. This means that explosive artillery fire is regularly used on mountain slopes to protect highway and railway traffic from natural …
Read more Ski touring in Rogers Pass with the Winter Permit System
They've kicked off their virtual auction with fabulous donations featuring heli and cat ski trips, backcountry lodge stays, ski resort packages, cool gear, and awe-inspiring artwork.
Read more Avalanche Canada’s Party for Powder fundraiser
Bruce Jamieson, Canada’s avalanche guru, has put together a short video that we recommend all backcounty users should watch. Bruces’s video conducts interviews with five very experienced avalanche professionals. He engages the professsionals to define the backcountry habits that work for them. The professionaals include; Marc Piché, Penny Goddard, John Buffery, Sylvia Forest and Larry …
Read more What works for five experienced avalanche professionals
Avalanche Canada launched Avy Savvy in 2020, a tutorial for backcountry beginners that provides a solid introduction to avalanche safety. The educational tool teaches beginners the basics about avalanche safety fundamentals, what an avalanche is and where they happen, companion rescue and the avalanche terrain exposure scale. “It’s vital for anyone venturing into the winter …
Read more Avy Savvy: Avalanche Canada’s Online Avalanche Tutorial
Avalanche Canada is extremely grateful to receive a $10 million grant from the BC government.
Read more Avalanche Canada receives $10 million grant from BC Government
Dr. Bruce Jamieson has made invaluable contributions to public avalanche safety over his 40-year career.
Read more Avalanche Canada Honours Dr. Bruce Jamieson
Avalanche education and awareness has come a long ways in a couple of decades and the advancements continue. The Kootenay Backcountry Guides are looking for your feedback on how to cater to the what recreational backcountry users are looking for after taking their AST-2. This is the pretext to their survey: “The most common question …
Read more What follows the AST-2 course survey
Even though we are in the midst of spring and the snow is mostly melted, avalanche experts warn we’re not out of the woods just yet as there is still a lot of snow in the mountains. “Things change really quick and during these springtime cycles, you can see a drastic change from stable to …
Read more Alaska Avalanche Danger High throughout Spring
Around this time of year avalanche forecasts switch from rating danger by elevation band to rating danger by time of day.
Read more Avalanche Canada – Communicating spring conditions
The deceased young man from Canmore has been identified as Spencer Postman, 26
Read more Backcountry Skier dies in Avalanche near Lake Louise