Tag: curtis pawliuk

Update: Allan Creek Shelter at Valemount Riding Zone Nearly Completed

A new warming shelter in the Allan Creek riding area near Valemount will be dedicated to pioneer and local legend, Tony Parisi, who passed away last year.

Allan Creek, Valemount BC

The south-facing side of the Premiers holds many jewels and secret stashes, but is also the access point to several massive riding zones in the far reaches of Allan Creek. Riders who…

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…

Mountain Information Network – Your One Stop Shop for Conditions Information

The Mountain Information Network (MIN) is THE source for real-time, location-specific information on riding conditions…or it could be. Here’s the caveat.

Early-Season Weather Lays the Foundation for Winter Snowpack Stability

Right from the first initial snowflake that sticks to the ground, we should be paying attention. While early-season snowfalls get our blood pumping for the first rip, we can do ourselves a…

The Human Factors and Avalanche Avoidance

As a mountain sledder who loves riding and is also fiercely dedicated to avalanche education, I am absolutely intrigued as to why mountain sledders make the decisions they do, and what we…

The Effects of Compaction on Avalanche Terrain

  Boulder Mountain, Quartz Creek, Eagle Pass and Clemina are all names of popular riding areas that are likely known throughout the majority of the snowmobile community. We call these “managed” areas,…

Sure, you are transmitting—but what else is?

Transceiver Interference In the world of avalanches, something good can also potentially be something bad. For example, we talk about trees and rocks acting as anchors stabilizing a snowpack, but in some…

Valemount Crystal Ridge Update

The final hurdle in the Crystal Ridge Sled Ski area construction has been crossed and the area will be open for the 2012/13 season.  The costly building and installation of a 4m…

Sled Dealer Sponsors Valemount Snowhost Program

Loyal customers and staff of Martin Motor Sports frequent the backcountry terrain surrounding Valemount, BC.  According to Curtis Anderson, Division Manager, it was only natural that the dealership support the Valemount area…