Now is the time to sharpen your avalanche safety skills! Before adventuring into the backcountry this winter it is essential to take the time to insure that your avalanche safety skills are honed and that your safety gear is high functioning. After all, your life depends on it.
Many of the backcountry lodges of BC offer accredited avalanche skills courses, and certainly there is no better place to take such a course than in the backcountry itself – details here. You can also visit Avalanche Canada’s website for more information on public avalanche awareness and education opportunities throughout Canada.
And don’t forget to test your safety gear to insure that it is performing well and meeting your highest needs. With so many gear options on the market today, take the time to choose your avalanche safety gear wisely and make sure you know how to use it effectively.
(photo: Sol Mountain Lodge)