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Whistler Blackcomb Starts Season with Powder!

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 …
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Can a Ski Area and Conservation Co-Exist?

Historically, conservationists vilify ski areas and often with just cause. The broad swaths cleared for runs fracture the eco system and resident wildlife hesitate traversing the new open areas. The recent emphasis on year-round mountain activities further displaces the wildlife. The increased human engagement brought in by the development forces the wildlife out of the …
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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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EVO purchases Callaghan Country Wilderness

Outdoor retailer and lifestyle brand evo, has announced the acquisition of Whistler based Callaghan Country Wilderness Adventures, owner of the world-renowned Journeyman Lodge. With the purchase of CCWA and Journeyman Lodge, evo adds hospitality to its growing ecosystem, and continues to expand its presence in Canada. evo currently operates five stores in Whistler and a …
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