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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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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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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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More new Lifts for Whistler Blackcomb

Vail Resorts has announced that it plans to replace Whistler’s Creekside Gondola and Big Red Express chair with new higher-capacity lifts. The existing six-person Creekside Gondola is to be replaced with a new high-speed, eight-person gondola and the high-speed quad Big Red Express will be replaced with a new high-speed, six-person chair. The projects, planned …
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Alterra purchased Purcell Heli-Skiing

Alterra Mountain Company has purchased Purcell Heli-Skiing. The business and ski tenure will be incorporated into Alterra-owned CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures. CMH president and COO Rob Rohn will oversee the transition and all operations. “At Alterra Mountain Company we continually look for opportunities that offer guests unique mountain experiences and exceptional guest service,” said …
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