Tag: Avalanche Canada

Avalanche Canada Receives Funding of $25M from Federal Government

Less than a week after Avalanche Canada revealed that the organization was in desperate need of funding to the point that it would have to start cutting programs, the federal government stepped…

Do Be That Guy – Voice Your Concerns in Avalanche Terrain

It finally happened. I had to be “That Guy”. I had to voice my concerns in avalanche terrain and just say no. In my particular experience on this day, our group leader…

What Should Come First? Avalanche Airbag or Education?

I absolutely the love the idea of avalanche airbags. They are an amazing safety tool that has been shown to save lives by reducing the chance of a full burial in an…

Get Avy Savvy! Avalanche Gear and Training 101

It’s a fresh season with new dreams and goals. However, before heading deep into the backcountry, it’s time to arm yourself with information about avalanche gear and training! Now is also the…

Mistakes I’ve Made in Avalanche Terrain

I've made some serious mistakes in avalanche terrain, and I knew damn well they were bad ideas at the time I made them. Thankfully, nobody was hurt—but they could have been. In…

5 Things Sledders Should Do Right Now

With winter just around the corner, here are 5 things sledders should do right now to get ready for our favourite time of year.

Managing Avalanche Terrain

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…

Complex Snowpack and the Potential for Remotely-Triggered Avalanches

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

Avalanche Warning Signs Turned Us Around

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…

Mountain Information Network – Your One Stop Shop for Conditions Information

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.