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Mountain Sledder | October 19, 2018

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Avalanche Safety | Mountain Sledder Magazine

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

Top 3 Best Avalanche Airbag Vests 2018

January 11, 2018 |

Avalanche airbag vests provide a couple of key advantages. Here are what we consider to be the top 3 best avalanche airbag vest options available for 2018!Read More

10 Things a Real Mountain Sledder Would Never Do

January 2, 2018 |

Are you truly a real mountain sledder? Or just a willow-bashing wannabe, who happens to hit a hill every once in a while? Here are ten ways to find out.Read More

Mountain Information Network – Your One Stop Shop for Conditions Information

December 23, 2017 |

The Mountain Information Network (MIN) is THE source for real-time, location-specific information on riding conditions…or it could be. Here’s the caveat.Read More

Free Backcountry Avalanche Workshops come to North-Central Alberta

November 8, 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.Read More

Early-Season Weather Lays the Foundation for Winter Snowpack Stability

October 23, 2017 |

Right from the first initial snowflake that sticks to the ground, we should be paying attention. While early-season snowfalls get our blood pumping for the first rip, we can do ourselves a big favor if we try to understand a little bit of what is happening up in the mountains during the early-season.Read More

Avalanche Canada Presentations at Sled Shows Focus on Close Calls

October 11, 2017 |

Due to an overwhelming number of close calls involving snowmobilers last season, Avalanche Canada presentations at snowmobile shows this fall will focus on the lessons learned from sledders who are fortunate to be alive. The intent of re-telling these stories is not only to examine the mistakes made, but highlight avalanche awareness and introduce available resources to help ensure safe backcountry sledding.Read More