Tag: Valemount

New Allan Creek Shelter to Be Dedicated to Tony Parisi

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…

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 Riding – Not All It’s Cracked up to Be

The problem is that those first ride reports don't usually show all the hazards and crappy parts that had to be endured to get that one sweet—but gingerly executed—pow turn.

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…

Will Chitty – A Guide’s Life for Me

There were several years when it cost more than I earned to do this job, but I never lost sight of the dream." – Will Chitty

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,…

Sledder dies in avalanche at Clemina Creek

Snowmobiler dies in avalanche at Clemina Creek It was a tragic end to 2016 for one family, when a snowmobiler riding Clemina Creek near Valemount, BC was killed by an avalanche on…

Avalanche Canada: Throttle Decisions Video Series

Avalanche Canada has produced an eight-part avalanche awareness video aimed at mountain sledders, named Throttle Decisions. The video series comes in response to the realization that there are two types of mountain sledders…