Category: Mountain Safety

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.

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…

The Coming of Age of Mountain Sledding

It was the second major event in just two years, another nightmarish sign in the crossroads at which mountain sledding had arrived. In the years between 2007 and 2017, 63 sledders died…

Industry Leaders Work to Establish Association of Snowmobile Guides in BC

The first-ever sled guide association in the world is coalescing, with the epicenter in the interior of British Columbia. The collaborative effort is led by Great Canadian Tours—headquartered out of Revelstoke’s Glacier…

Would Your Riding Partners Be Able to Save Your Life?

Is your rider buddy equipped with the skills to use all that gear to save your life? Have they practiced recently, or are their skills rusty? Why not ask them straight-out: When…

How to Deal with Broken Ribs in the Backcountry

Chest injuries are not uncommon in mountain snowmobiling. Here's some advice on how to deal with a broken ribs while riding in the backcountry!

How to Splint a Broken Leg in the Backcountry

A broken leg in the backcountry can be a serious problem. First of all, it's going to be a painful injury to deal with. In addition to the pain, a broken leg…

How to Deal with an Upper Arm Injury in the Backcountry

An upper arm injury—such as a broken collarbone or shoulder dislocation—is a fairly common injury in mountain sledding. These can be caused by an abrupt stop, a fall with arms outstretched or…