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Mountain Sledder | August 21, 2018

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Ortovox Transceiver Recall Issued for 3+ Model as Preventative Measure

May 17, 2018 |

An Ortovox transceiver recall has been issued for the brand’s Ortovox 3+ avalanche transceiver running version 2.1 software. All other Ortovox transceivers—and 3+ models running different software versions—are unaffected. The recall will officially begin May 25, 2018, and there is no cost to Ortovox 3+ owners, including any for shipping. … Read More

Highmark Pro 3.0 Avalanche Airbag – Gear Review

April 19, 2018 |

We’ve been testing the new Highmark Pro 3.0 for a little over a year now, and it’s time to share our thoughts on the avalanche airbag. Here we go!Read More

Hidden Danger: the Hazards of Snowmobiling on a Glacier or Icefield

March 29, 2018 |

Sledders are now pushing deeper into the mountains than ever before, and in doing so, gaining access to the remote and breathtaking glaciers and icecaps of BC. Accidents can be avoided when riders become aware of the hazards of snowmobiling on a glacier or icefield, and gain the skill set required to navigate this type of complex winter terrain safely.Read More

BC Courts Weigh in on Tether and Other Backcountry Liability Issues

March 20, 2018 |

A precedent-setting decision was made in BC courts recently in the case of an incident involving mountain sledders. In it, an Alberta snowmobiler was found to be 100% liable for damages to a fellow rider after failing to wear his snowmobile tether cord (Passerin vs Webb 2018).Read More

Alpine Assassins Rider Luke Rohde Dies in Avalanche on Mount Baker

March 14, 2018 |

With sadness, we announce the passing of well-known mountain rider Luke Rohde, who died in an avalanche on Mount Baker, Washington on March 10, 2018.Read More

Snowmobiler dies in Sheep Creek avalanche, Idaho

February 21, 2018 |

In tragic news, a snowmobiler has died following a Sheep Creek avalanche, near Palisades Reservoir, Idaho. Bonneville County Sheriff’s Search & Rescue…Read More

Avalanche Start Zone – You Might Be in Harm’s Way and Not Even Know It

February 14, 2018 |

A group of five riders was lingering directly in the runout of several large avalanche paths, unaware of the danger above them in the avalanche start zone.Read More

Complex Snowpack and the Potential for Remotely-Triggered Avalanches

February 7, 2018 |

The current complex snowpack in Interior BC is beginning to show its very ugly teeth, with the potential for large, remotely-triggered avalanches.Read More

Avalanche Warning Signs Turned Us Around

January 23, 2018 |

It was shaping up to be a beautiful day. That’s why it sucked when we made the decision to pull the pin and turn around. But it wasn’t just our gut instinct telling us to do so, there were plenty of avalanche warning signs.Read More

High Avalanche Hazard and the Fine Art of a Courageous Retreat

January 12, 2018 |

You’ve been planning this trip for weeks. The sleds are loaded, and hotels booked. One problem: High Avalanche Hazard. Here’s what to do.Read More