The backcountry is a changed landscape in the aftermath of the series of atmospheric rivers.
Read more Avalanche Canada: The River Has Run Dry
Category: Revelstoke, BC
Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks have reported new height of snow records set in Rogers Pass every day from Nov. 26 – 30, 2021. Parks wrote, “Know what that means? Safety, not skiing, is the top priority! Highway and avalanche control teams are working 24-7 to keep the national transportation corridor open and safe …
Read more Rogers Pass Sets New Snow records
Whistler Blackcomb opened for the 2021/22 season on Thursday, November 25th offering fresh powder to those lucky enough to be there! Mother nature dropped 30cm of fresh snow overnight and 66cm this week to make a 125cm base for an amazing opening day. A small crowd of 900 skiers and boarders were in line for …
Read more Whistler Blackcomb Starts Season with Powder!
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
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
With new snow covering illegal tracks, Parks Canada has decided to lift the temporary restriction of the Flat Creek Designated Access Route and Fortitude Winter Restricted Area effective March 2, 2021. Please remember: check which winter restricted areas are open daily.
Read more Parks Mountain Safety Closures LIFTED
An honest account by Andrew Sheppard of a recent avalanche incident in the Revelstoke backcountry. Andrew posted in the Revelstoke Ski Tourers page for everyone to learn from his experience. Here is Andrews account: “Hello fellow snow enthusiasts. I thought I would take the time to share my terrifying near-death experience of being swept down …
Read more An honest account of a Revelstoke Avalanche
Rogers Pass is getting new breed of guidebook, built by a skier for skiers. Douglas Sproul, the publisher, is calling the third edition a new breed of guidebook.
Read more Rogers Pass Guidebook Third Edition Kickstarter
Unfortunately, skiers entered the Macdonald West Shoulder Winter Prohibited Area today in Rogers Pass forcing Parks Canada Safety to take action.
Read more Poachers Force closure of Macdonald West Shoulder Again