Training| Mountain Sledder Magazine
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 new course called Managing Avalanche Terrain, or MAT.
Life is busy—no matter your situation—and it can be hard to make time. But once you commit to training your body and mind, the quality of your ride experience will become exponentially better. Sled season preparation is key.
You’ve been planning this trip for weeks. The sleds are loaded, and hotels booked. One problem: High Avalanche Hazard. Here’s what to do.
The sledder, who was reportedly travelling alone with his transceiver off, was buried 2m beneath the avalanche debris. Two nearby snowmobilers had heard the engine sound of a distant snowmobile stop and happened to notice a cloud of white in the distance.
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.
Wanna rip the face off a honey badger the next time you go sledding? Stupid question. Of course you do. Having the strength to be able to put your machine where you want is half the battle, the other half is convincing yourself you can. It’s the mental game …