Category: Avalanche

Ski touring in Rogers Pass with the Winter Permit System

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 …
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What works for five experienced avalanche professionals

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 …
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Avy Savvy: Avalanche Canada’s Online Avalanche Tutorial

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 …
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What follows the AST-2 course survey

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 …
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