Tag: Avalanche Canada

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…

Avalanche Canada Launches Avy Savvy, an Online Tutorial for Backcountry Beginners

Avalanche Canada has announced a new online tutorial called Avy Savvy, which is aimed at new users of the winter backcountry.

Avalanche Canada Provincial Gov’t Funding Uncertainty Puts Programs At Risk

While Avalanche Canada is busy preparing for the season ahead, a significant source of funding for the organization is still up in the air—which will potentially impact the service levels they will…

Storm Cycle Creates High Avalanche Hazard Across BC and AB

A large storm cycle that has swept across province, creating high avalanche hazard conditions throughout British Columbia and Alberta late this week.

Avalanche Canada Receives Funding of $25M from Federal Government

Less than a week after Avalanche Canada revealed that the organization was in desperate need of funding to the point that it would have to start cutting programs, the federal government stepped…

Do Be That Guy – Voice Your Concerns in Avalanche Terrain

It finally happened. I had to be “That Guy”. I had to voice my concerns in avalanche terrain and just say no. In my particular experience on this day, our group leader…

What Should Come First? Avalanche Airbag or Education?

I absolutely the love the idea of avalanche airbags. They are an amazing safety tool that has been shown to save lives by reducing the chance of a full burial in an…

Get Avy Savvy! Avalanche Gear and Training 101

It’s a fresh season with new dreams and goals. However, before heading deep into the backcountry, it’s time to arm yourself with information about avalanche gear and training! Now is also the…

Mistakes I’ve Made in Avalanche Terrain

I've made some serious mistakes in avalanche terrain, and I knew damn well they were bad ideas at the time I made them. Thankfully, nobody was hurt—but they could have been. In…