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Mountain Sledder Magazine | June 26, 2017

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Avalanche Safety | Mountain Sledder Magazine

Winter 2018 Avalanche Safety Products Revealed at Outdoors Show

January 13, 2017 |

New Avalanche Safety Products for Winter 2018 revealed at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market Tradeshow Each winter, new avalanche safety products are revealed at a tradeshow that most sledders will have never even heard of. The Outdoor Retailer Winter Market is a huge tradeshow specifically for retailers and media involved in the outdoor industry, and … Read More

The Effects of Compaction on Avalanche Terrain

January 11, 2017 |

  Boulder Mountain, Quartz Creek, Eagle Pass and Clemina are all names of popular riding areas that are likely known throughout the majority of the snowmobile community. We call these “managed” areas, as they are under an agreement between a snowmobile club and the province and are your typical “go … Read More

Sledder dies in avalanche at Clemina Creek

January 1, 2017 |

Patrick Garbutt photos   Snowmobiler dies in avalanche at Clemina Creek It was a tragic end to 2016 for one family, when a snowmobiler riding Clemina Creek near Valemount, BC was killed by an avalanche on Friday December 30. Eyewitnesses claim that three sledders were involved in the avalanche that … Read More

Sure, you are transmitting—but what else is?

December 21, 2016 |

Transceiver Interference In the world of avalanches, something good can also potentially be something bad. For example, we talk about trees and rocks acting as anchors stabilizing a snowpack, but in some instances, these can actually be weak points in the slope and likely trigger points… In the age of … Read More

Two Sledders Buried in Colorado Avalanche

December 13, 2016 |

A group of sledders survived an avalanche in the Buffalo Pass area near Steamboat, Colorado on Sunday, December 11, 2016. Three riders in a group of eight were involved in the avalanche when an entire slope released as the group crossed it. The remaining riders were spaced out and were not … Read More

Nadine and Brodie—Avalanche Knowledge Video

December 5, 2016 |

Avalanche Canada ambassadors and mountain gurus Nadine Overwater and Brodie Evans made a decision after a tough season of avalanche losses in winter 2015/2016 to put together a video to help promote avalanche safety this winter.     Riding the Revelstoke backcountry day-in and day-out, the two riders come across … Read More

Avalanche Canada: Throttle Decisions Video Series

November 11, 2016 |

There are two types of mountain sledders on this planet: those who choose to educate themselves about avalanches, and those who don’t. Why anyone would choose not to is beyond me, but hey, it’s your world, I’m just living in it. If you sled in the mountains, you are also … Read More

2017 Avalanche Airbag Buyer’s Guide

October 14, 2016 |

by Darla Biggins Avalanche Airbags are everywhere. And they should be. It warms the cockles of my heart to see just about every snowmobiler in the backcountry wearing a pack like it’s as standard issue as a transceiver, probe and shovel. But the field of packs is diversifying – there’s lots of brands … Read More

Ski-Doo Offers Avalanche Seminars

October 4, 2016 |

Safety should be at the top of everyone’s ‘to do’ list when making plans to sled in avalanche terrain; BRP is making it easier by providing seminars across Canada and the United states. Ski Doo is taking the initiative to promote avalanche safety awareness in Canada with 23 seminars led … Read More

License to Thrill: Avalanches and the solution

October 3, 2016 |

Words by Colin Wallace Why are we still seeing incidents involving under-informed and underequipped snowmobile avalanche victims? Is it time to regulate who can buy a mountain sled? We do it with trucks, we do it boats, we do it with guns, why shouldn’t we do it with sleds? None … Read More