Category: Snow Conditions

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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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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