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
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
Canadian Avalanche Association (CAA)
Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG)
Avalanche Canada - Public Avalanche Bulletin Tutorial
Forecasts & Bulletins
Mountain Condition Reports (MCR)
Windy.com (weather forecast)
SpotWx (weather forecast)
DriveBC (BC Highway forecast)
Avalanche Canada (weather Forecast)
Avalanche Canada Skills Training Level 1 and Level 2 courses are available at a number of BLBCA affiliated operations. Learn More >