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Mountain Sledder | May 27, 2018

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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

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 Riding – Not All It’s Cracked up to Be

October 31, 2017 |

The problem is that those first ride reports don’t usually show all the hazards and crappy parts that had to be endured to get that one sweet—but gingerly executed—pow turn.Read More

2017 Alberta Snowmobile and Powersports Show Photo Recap

October 22, 2017 |

If you didn’t get a chance to check out the 2017 Alberta Snowmobile and Powersports Show, don’t worry! We’ve got you covered with our photo recap of everything that went down there this year.

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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

Top 5 Mountain Weather Forecast Apps/Sites

April 8, 2017 |

Here is a top 5 list of the best weather apps and sites that can help you get a better picture of the weather forecast, so you can have more fun playing in the sun.Read More

A Positive Sign: Good Terrain Choice on a Deep and Touchy Weekend

March 22, 2017 |

They say that hindsight is 20/20. Looking back on the significant avalanche events that occurred just a few ridges to the south—as well as in the nearby Rockies—it’s clear that the snowpack at Gorman Lake on that sunny Sunday was tipping on the edge of disaster.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