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Mountain Sledder | October 16, 2018

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Elk Valley Snow Avalanche Workshop Nov 10, 2018

October 2, 2018 |

Fernie, BC will play host to the first ever Elk Valley Snow Avalanche Workshop (EVSAW) at Traynor Hall on November 10, 2018. The event welcomes both avalanche professionals and recreationalists for a day of collective discussion and engaging presentations on a variety of winter backcountry topics.Read More

The Anatomy of a Search and Rescue Call Out in BC

September 21, 2018 |

SAR Managers frequently dispatch a small initial strike-team to respond rapidly via helicopter, which resolves most responses within a short period of time. This rapid-deployment unit will include an avalanche technician, a medical responder, and an avalanche search dog team or other expertise.Read More

Managing Avalanche Terrain

September 14, 2018 |

Moving safely through challenging and complex backcountry terrain requires solid skills, an open mind and an ability to question old habits. To help sledders acquire these skills, Avalanche Canada has developed a new course called Managing Avalanche Terrain, or MAT.Read More

Ski-Doo Supports Free Avalanche Awareness Seminars

September 13, 2018 |

Once again, BRP has shown its continued efforts to promote avalanche safety for mountain riders by supporting more than 40 free avalanche awareness seminars this fall through its Ski-Doo brand.Read More

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