Archive for the ‘Avalanche Safety’ Category

Simple Backcountry Travel Protocol

Posted: January 5th, 2017

Simple Backcountry Travel Protocol   Sledders, skiers and snowboarders who recreate on winter slopes steeper than 30 degrees should understand where and how avalanches happen. It’s a good idea to… More

Skiing In Your Backyard

Posted: December 30th, 2015

There was a lot of chatter about El Niño heading into winter this year. Granted we’ve barely entered “official” winter, we are still doing alright. Now is the time to… More

SOS SKI SWAP Sat and Sun November 7th and 8th

Posted: October 29th, 2015

Ski Season in Missoula Officially starts with the annual SOS ski swap.  The Swap, put on every year by volunteers from the Snowbowl National Ski Patrol is an event that seems to… More

Smartphone Avalanche App Warning

Posted: October 24th, 2013

Apps marketed as transceivers give users false sense of protection Oct 24, 2013, Revelstoke, BC: Smartphone avalanche search applications that are marketed as avalanche rescue systems are not recommended, says… More

There Is No Such Thing As Sidecountry

Posted: October 14th, 2013

As we head towards another ski season the number of backcountry setups seems to be increasing every year. Backcoutry tools do not always enter into peoples minds or pocketbooks. I… More

Is A Good Deal Worth Someone’s Life?

Posted: January 30th, 2013

Certain Costco stores around the country are selling Lifeline metal shovels, these are aluminum break-down shovels that look an awful lot like avalanche shovels…but they’re not. Some avalanche instructors have… More

Rocky Mountaineers Present Skip Horner

Posted: January 3rd, 2013

It’s time again for the Rocky Mountaineers monthly meeting and this month they have adventurer Skip Horner coming down to give a presentation called; Great Climbs in the Great Ranges:… More

Who is Teaching Your Avalanche Class

Posted: December 26th, 2012

  Just this morning I got an email from the West Central Montana Avalanche Center and After a quick follow up phone call I thought it was useful enough information… More

There’s No Such Thing As Sidecountry

Posted: December 16th, 2012

How many of us have ever ducked a rope at the local ski area looking for “freshies”? By ducking that rope you have now left the ski area and are… More

Avalanche Awareness Presentation With Steve Karkanen

Posted: December 3rd, 2012

Do you know what to look for in the backcountry to keep you safe in the winter? Do you spend time up high, playing in the snow? The Rocky Mountaineers… More