It is recommended that you read avalanche bulletins at www.avalanche.ca
and take avalanche training before you travel into the mountain areas. You should also be equipped with proper avalanche safety equipment and know how to use it.
Get avalanche training. For a list of courses near you, go to www.avalanche.ca
. This sledsicamous.com website does not prepare you to travel in avalanche terrain.
Plan Your Trip
Select a route that’s appropriate for the current avalanche conditions.
Know Your Riding Group
Choose people with avalanche training and respect for mountain hazards.
Keep Your Options Open
Be willing to turn around if you or anyone in your party has concerns about the route or conditions.
Increase Your Odds
Use decision support tools such as the Avaluator to help you make good decision choices in avalanche country.
Carry equipment for self-rescue and know how to use it. Have a plan!
Avalanche Training Courses:
A.S.T. Level 1 Canadian Avalanche Association accredited course.
2013 Course coming soon!
Here is your chance to get the Avalanche Safety Training and knowledge that all mountain riders should have. Gain the skills and knowledge that may not only prevent an unexpected avalanche, but also what to do if disaster strikes. These skills may very well save lives, yours or someone your with.
A Friday evening class will be held at the Best Western Sicamous Inn, starting at 6:00pm, followed by 2 days practical training at Owlhead. EVSC members price, only $200.00!! Non-members price $300.00. Refresher training is also available for those holding AST1 at a price of $100.00, no Friday class, an on mountain refresher only.
MANDATORY Equipment: Snowmobile, Beacon, Probe, Shovel, backpack. Be sure to dress warmly and pack a lunch. Some gear available on a first some basis. This course is hosted by Wes Gano. Contact Wes at (250) 832-4491 or (250) 463-9896 to get more details on these courses. Don't hesitate these courses fill up fast!
The Canadian Avalanche Centre (CAC) offers a number of Avalanche Training courses. To get more information on these courses go the the Canadian Avalanche Centres website at the following link.