Category: Mountain School

BCA Tracker2 Avalanche Transceiver Software Update Resolves Non-Conformity Issue

Backcountry Access (BCA) is recommending that all owners of their Tracker2 avalanche transceiver send their device in for a software update. The update resolves an issue whereby the device, when in power-saving…

Avalanche Canada Ceases Issuing Forecasts Due to COVID-19

Avalanche Canada will issue its final forecast for the season on March 28, 2020, about a month earlier than normal, due to COVID-19.

What is the PIEPS iPROBE??

In this video, we show how the PIEPS iPROBE is different than a regular ol' avalanche probe and how it works. In a nutshell, the tip of the iPROBE contains an antenna…

Avalanche Airbag Inflation Systems – What’s the Difference? Compressed Gas vs Battery vs Supercapacitor

There are several different types of avalanche airbag inflation systems available on the market today from brands such as Highmark, PIEPS, Scott, Orotovox, Klim, BCA and Black Diamond.

Avalanche Canada Posts First North Rockies Forecast

Avalanche Canada is now providing a regular forecast for the North Rockies region.

Elk Valley Snow Avalanche Workshop Returns to Fernie in November

The Elk Valley Snow Avalanche Workshop welcomes avalanche professionals and recreationalists for a day of presentations and discussion of avalanche safety.

For 10th Year Running, Ski-Doo Offers Free Avalanche Awareness Seminars

Again for 2019, Ski-Doo has shown support for backcountry rider eduction by offering free avalanche awareness and avoidance seminars in Canada and the US.