Know Before You Go

Before you head into the backcountry take a few minutes to review our pre-trip guides, resources and safety advice. 

BEFORE YOUR TRIP

Book Early

As most BLBCA’s lodges are located in Rural BC, we recommend that you book your pre and post trip accommodation as early as possible. These areas can have limited accommodation available. Safety first! It is not just a platitude, it is what the BLBCA and it’s member organizations strive to ensure is a key component of your ‘backcountry experience’.

Winter or Summer

Please arrive at the helicopter staging area in appropriate outdoor gear, be prepared to walk in deep snow or all kinds of weather conditions

Upon Arrival at Lodge

Guided trips are led by highly trained, professionally certified ACMG guides, who often know their respective terrain better than anyone

SELF-GUIDED GROUPS

We recommend that parties who decline obtaining professional guiding services review one or all of the following resources:

BLBCA’s Self-Guided Recommendations

Download the guide >

ACMG Backcountry Planning Brochure

Download the brochure >

Avalanche Canada’s Pre-Trip Planning Course

Take the Online Tutorial >

SAFETY RESOURCES

Resources
AdventureSmart

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Canadian Avalanche Association (CAA)

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Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG)

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Avalanche Canada – Public Avalanche Bulletin Tutorial

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Forecasts & Bulletins
Mountain Condition Reports (MCR)

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Avalanche Canada

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Windy.com (weather forecast)

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SpotWx (weather forecast)

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DriveBC (BC Highway forecast)

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Avalanche Canada (weather forecast)

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Courses
Avalanche Canada

Avalanche Canada Skills Training Level 1 and Level 2 courses are available at a number of BLBCA affiliated operations.

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VIDEOS

Know Before You Go

A Dozen More Turns

“When a guest stays in one of our members in BC’s backcountry, they will be immersed in the wild natural cosiness of lodge life.”

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Photo – Mark Masterson