The great news is that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are forecasting a very strong La Nińa for this winter.
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Kootenay Backcountry Guides have announced their dates for the Wapta Traverse for 2023. The Wapta Traverse is a ski traverse that travels along the continental divide, otherwise known as the B.C. Alberta border. Several huts along the traverse and variations of the traverse are possible. The trip starts along the Icefields Parkway and ends at …
Read more Guided Wapta Traverse Trips in 2023
Safeback is the name of a newly developed breathing system. This Norwegian invention can extend the life of a person buried in an avalanche.
Read more Breathing Assistance in Deadly Avalanches
Many parts of western Canada will see significant avalanche activity during the May long weekend this year as we transition rapidly from a cool, late spring to a period of rapidly rising temperatures and clear sunny weather. Read about five skiers caught in an avalanche on May 20th. There’s still plenty of snow in the …
Read more Avalanche Canada: significant avalanche activity during long weekend
A group of five ski tourers who were heading out to complete Whistler's Spearhead Traverse accidentally triggered a size 2 slab avalanche while ascending the west face of Mount Pattison around 19:00 Thursday evening.
Read more Five skiers caught in Whistler backcountry avalanche
As we transition into spring, Avalanche Canada’s danger ratings have been replaced with this “spring conditions” icon: This icon means avalanche danger may be variable and can easily range from Low to High throughout the day. In general, reduce your exposure to avalanche terrain during periods of solar radiation, daytime warming, or rain. Even though …
Read more Avalanche Canada’s Spring Conditions Guide
The forecasters are tracking a buried weak layer that has the potential to catch riders by surprise in some of their forecasting regions.
Read more Avalanche Canada A spotty but consequential problem
Fortress Resort is reporting that they are on track to open December 2023.
Read more Fortress Resort on track for 2023 Opening
Pursuing their dreams and putting professional skills and teamwork to the test, Kye Petersen, Callum Pettit and Matty Richard seek to turn time back and pioneer unexplored corners of the deep wilderness on skis in search.
Read more The Sacred Grounds: Part One | Formation
Dave from the Whitewater Ski Resort is back to deliver their 5th Avalanche Conditions Report of the Season. Some key highlights to be aware of: – Sunny weather at the hill and great skiing. – Avalanche Canada dropped the hazard to LOW for the first time since December 7th, 2021 – There was a widespread …
Read more Whitewater Avalanche Conditions Report
ZOA Engineering has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its PL1, a portable rope tow for the backcountry. Back them now to help make the PL1 a reality. Most of us have thought about creating a portable backcountry lift so I’m not surprised to see the development of the PL1 by ZOA Engineering. The ZOA PL1 …
Read more Support a Rope Tow for the Backcountry