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Mountain Sledder Magazine | December 13, 2017

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Free Backcountry Avalanche Workshops come to North-Central Alberta

Free Backcountry Avalanche Workshops come to North-Central Alberta

| On 08, Nov 2017

Avalanche Canada is heading to north-central Alberta to deliver the Backcountry Avalanche Workshops (BAW) in five communities this November. The BAW is an excellent early-season tune-up on avalanche safety to get you thinking about the avalanche essentials and safe backcountry riding habits.

This year’s feature presentation is on the close calls from 2016-17. There were many, and fortunately, no fatalities. Better to learn from the mistakes of others than commit them yourself.

There will also be presentations on getting the most out of the avalanche.ca website: your one-stop-shop for avalanche information and a fun, interactive presentation on choosing terrain. And there always time for Q&A with the Avalanche Canada forecaster.

 

Free Backcountry Avalanche Workshops come to North-Central Alberta

Here’s the schedule:

Monday, Nov. 27, 2017: Whitecourt (Forest Interpretive Centre)

Tuesday, Nov. 28: Edson (Riderz)

Wednesday, Nov. 29: Sherwood Park (Festival Place)

Thursday, Nov. 30: St. Paul (Kanalta Motel)

Friday, Dec. 1: Alberta Beach (Ecko Marine Ltd.)

 

All shows start at 7 pm and are FREE! Anyone heading into the winter backcountry will benefit from the event.

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