Category: Mountain School

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.

Easiest Way to Tow a Snowmobile

So while today's sleds are certainly more reliable than those of the past, the necessity for a good towing solution continues to exist. With that in mind, here is an overview of…

Essential Safety Gear for Mountain Sledders!

Here’s our list of key essential safety gear that every sledder should consider packing along for a ride in the mountains. We’ve broken the list down into three levels of priority, from…

Avalanche Transceiver 101

While modern avalanche transceivers are bursting with great features, not all are created equal. With small technical differences between models, it can be difficult to know which is the right choice for…