Tag: safety

Tequila Mockingbird? Choice Summer Reading for Sledders

While you may be all aboard that cabin-country life, don’t let your train of thought get stalled at the station this summer. Here is some iron-clad summer reading, just the ticket to…

Introducing Your Spouse to Mountain Sledding (Without Being Murdered)

When I first met my wife, she wasn’t a sledder. The transformation over the last 15 years to her full-blown obsession with mountain sledding has been an interesting voyage for us both.…

Hidden Danger: the Hazards of Snowmobiling on a Glacier or Icefield

Sledders are now pushing deeper into the mountains than ever before, and in doing so, gaining access to the remote and breathtaking glaciers and icecaps of BC. Accidents can be avoided when…

Why You Should Leave a Trip Plan with a Responsible Person

Who will know you're in trouble when you get lost or injured in the backcountry? Maybe no one, if you don't leave a trip plan with a responsible person.

10 Things a Real Mountain Sledder Would Never Do

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.

Early-Season Weather Lays the Foundation for Winter Snowpack Stability

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…

Avalanche Canada Presentations at Sled Shows Focus on Close Calls

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…

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

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…

The Avalanche Safety Disconnect

Remembering back to the days when I first started riding backcountry, I can honestly admit that I was somewhat naïve when it came to avalanche safety. I wore a transceiver and had a…

Shit Your Pants Saturday – Near Cornice Fail

This is one lucky mofo. It’s also a good reminder of how sketchy overhanging cornice danger is. Enjoy and learn. Snowmobile Fail – Sledneck Almost Falls Off a Cliff a Snowboarding video…