Avalanche Safety

by noronaadmin

I love the backcountry and it is a shame these days when you tell people that you are going backcountry skiing or snowmobiling and they look at you with a crazy look and say your insane for doing that!

Yes the media has done a great job at creating fear amongst the people who know very little about backcountry travel. Yes the backcountry can be dangerous but you can go into the backcountry even on high avalanche warning days and be safe. It is all about mitigating the dangers and being able to look at a slope and say, not today thanks! We can carry all the safety gear in the world but if you can’t hold yourself back and make good decisions then your going to get into trouble sooner than later.

The most important thing you can do before you get into backcountry skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and snowmobiling is to take an Avalanche Skills Training Course. This is where you will go out with a professional guide and they will teach you all about what creates avalanches and how to travel safely in avalanche terrain. You will also learn how to use your Avalanche Transceiver, Probe and Shovel! Here is a video I recently took at and AST 1 Course on Brohm Ridge. Enjoy!

Here are some important links:

Canadian Avalanche Center

Genuine Guide Gear

ABS-AirBag

Back Country Access

Niko Weis

Lets Ride BC

Black Tusk Snowmobile Club

Ski-Doo

Greater Vancouver PowerSports

Dave Norona
Norona Life
www.noronalife.com
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