Zac’s Tracs Newsletter
2007-08 NEW Spring Courses scheduled
for Zac’s TracsOver the past couple of weeks we have received many inquiries about courses.
This led to NEW classroom sessions and field dates as well.
- Okotoks, AB (south of Calgary, AB)
- Coldstream, BC (east of Vernon, BC)
Banner Recreational Products
- Red Deer, AB
Red Deer Power Sports
- Golden, BC
For those students that need to RESCHEDULE their mountain sessions, please follow this link and scroll down to see the new field training options.
Click HERE to view the Course Details.
Scroll down through the chronological listing of classes.Be proactive.
Complete or update your avy training this spring.
Save next season’s precious powder days for riding!
5 Snowmobilers on slope – Deep fracture
Check out this video clip shot by Genevieve Chabot for the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center (Montana, USA)
The clip includes a discussion related to a snowmobiler triggered avalanche at Buck Ridge, Montana ~ Feb 16/08.
5 riders were involved. The snowpack contained a very dense windslab sitting on a layer of facets.
At the deepest point the crown fracture measured 7 feet.
This picture IS NOT RELATED TO THE BUCK RIDGE AVALANCHE.
This is a stock photo from the Canadian Avalanche Assoc.
Advanced Class – AST2 – New schedule!
We have five sledders interested in an AST2 class for April.
The lead trainer for this program will be a CAA ITP instructor with some snowmobile background. Unfortunately I cannot confirm the instructor until we settle on a date.
*NOTE* It is hoped to split the course and will tentatively run:
- 2-3 day terrain module in April 11 – 13, 2008
- 2-3 day snow stability module in January 2009
This schedule should have lots of advantages.
Spring typically means long days and ‘go-anywhere’ snow. This is a great time for learning route selection and group management and leadership skills.
Mid-winter often delivers a more int