Scary Conditions

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It has been a busy week for avalanche accidents in BC. Undoubtedly this brings out the armchair commentary that people shouldn’t be backcountry skiing or that they should be held financially or legally responsible in some way for the accident. These accidents help to reinforce that anything can happen to anyone in the mountains. Read More

10 Relationship Survival tips for the Backcountry

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Bringing your significant other with you in the backcountry can be a great way to spend time together. But it can stress your relationship at the best of times because as we all know things don’t always go to plan. Sleeping under a tree in the middle of winter can make for a very unhappy partner (or a perfect bonding experience). These hints should help make things smoother. Read More

Avalanche Air Bags : Moving towards a standard?

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We submit ourselves to some sort of risk on a daily basis. Some risks are low probability but high consequence, others are high risk but low consequence. We accept these risks as part of everyday life. Most of us wouldn’t think twice about the built-in safety systems around us such as the airbags or seatbelts in our cars. Read More

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Beer and Skiing: Mandatory

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There has been a long association between the two and if you ask any European, s/he would probably say the Après Ski is more important than the skiing. I grew up in Ontario (a.k.a. The Land of the $24 Two-Four) and after moving to BC was astounded to find how exceptionally higher the prices were for a decent beverage. Read More

Get More Powder Days: Freezing Levels

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Freezing levels fluctuate pretty wildly here on the coast, from ground level one day and 2000m the next. This past weekend was no exception to the inversion typically experienced in early ski season. A predicament at times, yes, but not with these tips and cheat sheet for zones to hit no matter the freezing level. Read More

Get More Powder Days: Weather Forecasts

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On the coast we often get variable winter weather which typically includes a truck load of snow followed closely by a big Pineapple express. Both a blessing and a curse, the snowpack that these intense storms generate makes for a long ski season however, it can also limit terrain options or even worse, stop us from riding entirely! Unfortunately, this past weekend was one of those occasions where the weather was not ideal and we found ourselves twiddling our thumbs wishing we were skiing. Read More