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Avalanche & Safety Awareness

It is recommended that you read avalanche bulletins at 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.

Our Regions:

Blue Lake & Owlhead:  South Columbia
Eagle Pass & Queest:  North Columbia

Avalanche Safety

Educate Yourself
Get avalanche training. For a list of courses near you, go to . This 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.
Be Ready
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.

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.

Courses are hosted by Wes Gano.

Contact Wes at (250) 832-4491 or (250) 463-9896 to get more details on these courses.  

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.

More information available at


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