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Discover an ancient glacier with summer snow, climb to the top in a rope team, or slide to the bottom on a fun glissading tour.

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avalanche safety AST1 Companion Rescue Skills Whistler

Keep Your Avalanche Skills Sharp This Winter

One of the first things that new winter backcountry travellers learn about avalanche education is that it’s lifelong. Courses and certificates represent certain milestones, yes. But veteran avalanche forecasters are constantly combing weather reports, gathering snowpack data and retraining their rescue skills on a daily basis. As recreationists touring on weekends and days off, we can’t expect to spend as much time with our heads buried in the snow as the guides and industry professionals. However, avalanche knowledge and rescue skills are in the “use

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backcountry artist kate zessel

These Backcountry artists will inspire you these holidays

In case you hadn’t noticed, the backcountry is a beautiful place. It can be hard work to get  out there and home again, but few people would argue against it being worth every sweat-inducing step. With such magnificence on our doorstep in British Columbia, it’s not hard to see so many artists use it as their primary inspiration for drawings and paintings. For these holidays. MSAA has profiled five of our favourite backcountry artists in the province. You can find these works sprinkled around mountain

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tree well Whistler snow safety

Big snow dumps mean big, dangerous tree wells

Whistler and the whole of the Pacific Northwest is rejoicing this week after winter broke down the door with well over a meter of snow on the slopes and more in the forecast. What a time to be alive! But while everyone is busy ditching work getting faceshots, there remains a life threatening hazard at every turn, and I’m not talking about avalanches. Snow Immersion Suffocation (SIS) can happen when a skier or snowboarder falls into a tree well or deep, loose snow – usually

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