Category: Rossland, BC

Pandemic Heli Ski Shutdown Doubled Range of Caribou

Pandemic Heli Ski Shutdown Doubled Range of Caribou

Studies by University of British Columbia Okanogan Campus (UBCO) have shown that the Pandemic Heli Ski Shutdown doubled the range of caribou. During the 2020 “anthropause,” when COVID-19 travel restrictions nearly grounded heli-skiing, both movement and mean home-range of the caribou groups increased dramatically compared to years when normal heli ski operations dominated. The anthropause …
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Avalanche Canada: The Persisting Problem

Avalanche Canada is reporting that the snowpack is spooky for much of Western Canada.
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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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