Canadian Avalanche Centre Backcountry Avalanche Workshop

This free workshop could help raise your avalanche awareness.

The Lizard Range and Thunder Meadows as seen from Polar Peak near Fernie.

The Lizard Range and Thunder Meadows as seen from Polar Peak near Fernie.

Looking for a pre-season tune-up to refresh your avalanche skills or learn new ones? On Thursday, January 9 there will be a free two hour evening presentation delivered by a Canadian Avalanche Centre forecaster on avalanche awareness, which is open to any backcountry recreationist.

The workshop will discuss the good and bad of Smartphones, choosing terrain and avalanche character. Interactive sessions will teach the nuances of choosing terrain. Understanding the nature of avalanche character can keep you shredding and help you stay out of trouble. They will also review the latest trends in gear and rescue.

This free workshop is on January 9 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the clubhouse of the Fernie Golf and Country Club on Fairway Drive.

For more information, got to http://fernie.com/events/cac-backcountry-avalanche-workshop/#sthash.FgDrgO1K.dpuf.