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The Calling 2017: Photo and Video Contest

March 19, 2017 |

Do you have what it takes to answer the call? THE CALLING 2017 is offering big cash and other prizes for the top three submissions in video and photo categories. Winners will be announced at the Edmonton Snow Show in October 2017. There will be two additional rounds of awards and prizes as well—The People’s Choice and Social Media—awarded for both categories at a later date. For 2017, the Video and Photo Challenge is open to anyone who meets the criteria.Read More

So, You’ve Been Meaning to Take an Avalanche Course…

March 15, 2017 |

If you ride in the mountains—or plan to—but haven’t taken an avalanche course, don’t be ashamed. It’s not too late for you. Avalanche Canada can help you do the right thing for yourself, your friends and your family. Here’s where to start.Read More

Real-time Avalanche Rescue Footage

March 4, 2017 |

Chilling avalanche rescue footage from a pair of skiers in France, originally posted almost exactly 2 years ago, has resurfaced.   The edge-of-your-seat video shows a skier trigger a large avalanche and become fully buried. It then switches perspective to the riding partner, who initiates the companion rescue. A real-time … Read More

The Human Factors and Avalanche Avoidance

February 24, 2017 |

As a mountain sledder who loves riding and is also fiercely dedicated to avalanche education, I am absolutely intrigued as to why mountain sledders make the decisions they do, and what we can do to ensure everyone comes home at the end of the day.Read More

Pemby Life: Episode Two – Safety & Being Prepared

February 14, 2017 |

In the second installment of Pemby Life, Julie-Ann Chapman goes over all the first-aid, safety and repair equipment that she carries with her when she rides. There are some items in her kit that all sledders must carry individually on their person, such as avalanche rescue gear. Other items, such as tools and spare parts, can be distributed throughout the group.Read More

Gear Review: Highmark Spire LT Vest Avalanche Airbag

February 5, 2017 |

Highmark—perhaps the most prolific avalanche airbag brand in the western Canadian sled scene—has put all its expertise and technical know-how into the Highmark Spire LT, new for Winter 2017.

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Why the F&*K do you not have avalanche rescue gear??

February 3, 2017 |

If you ride in the mountains without training and gear, then you are not a mountain sledder. I don’t care what kind of hot-rod sled you own. Don’t call yourself that. Being a mountain sledder means something. It means that you’re prepared. It means that you can take care of yourself and others. And it means that you’ve taken the necessary steps to be as safe as you can out in the mountainsRead More

Caught Off-guard

January 17, 2017 |

The magnitude of the slide really gutted me. This one caught me off-guard—it was the biggest slide I have ever been in. I was so rattled that I wasn’t sure anything was safe, and I definitely didn’t feel like sending it anymore. It made me sick to my stomach to see the avalanche, the force of it.Read More

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