Category: Mountain Safety

Glacier National Park’s Avalanche Control Program Wages a Modern-day Battle in Rogers Pass

Glacier National Park’s avalanche control program wages a modern-day battle to keep the Trans-Canada Highway clear through British Columbia’s Rogers Pass.

Close Call: An Avalanche Burial Caught on Camera

Right in front of our eyes, a 100’ (30 m) wide crown propagated above him and the whole slope slid down onto Scott, burying him completely.

Avalanche Canada Expands Service, Including Forecasts for Vancouver Island

Avalanche Canada has announced a service expansion including regular forecasts for Vancouver Island and more frequent forecasts elsewhere.

Beacon Checkpoints in Memory of RMR Installed at Idaho Trailheads

In memory of Rob Kincaid aka RMR, trailhead transceiver checkers have been installed at three popular backcountry snowmobile trailheads in Idaho.

PIEPS Issues Voluntary Corrections Program for DSP Avalanche Transceivers

PIEPS is taking steps to address allegations of a faulty locking mechanism in their no-longer-current DSP PRO, DSP PRO ICE and DSP SPORT transceivers that could potentially allow the device to accidentally…

Every Mountain Snowmobiling Budget Should Prioritize These Crucial Items

This winter, with more riders than ever pulling on a helmet and heading into the backcountry, it’s worth pointing out some crucial mountain snowmobiling budget items that should be mandatory, but unfortunately…

Globalstar Canada Offers $50 Discount off SPOT Devices for Snowmobile Safety Week

As part of Globalstar Canada’s commitment to snowmobiler safety, riders can access $50 savings off the purchase of any SPOT satellite communications device through March 2021.

Ortovox Issues Safety Notice for AVABAG Avalanche Airbag Cartridges

Ortovox has issued an important safety reminder to users of their AVABAG avalanche airbags that use the AVABAG CARTRIDGE CARBON.