Avalanche awareness events this weekend at Fernie Alpine Resort.

“Avalanche Awareness Days is a terrific opportunity to celebrate the public avalanche safety net we enjoy here in Canada"

The Canadian Avalanche Centre’s Avalanche Awareness Days this year marks a special milestone in public avalanche safety work – the 20th year of avalanche forecasts in backcountry areas outside national parks in western Canada.

“Avalanche Awareness Days is a terrific opportunity to celebrate the public avalanche safety net we enjoy here in Canada,” says CAC Executive Director Ian Tomm. “This year, over 50 communities across Canada are participating, holding a wide variety of events designed to build awareness of avalanche safety and education.”

This weekend (Jan 14-15) you can learn about your winter environment from Fernie Pro Patrol with fun and interactive activities for the whole family.

Activities include transceiver education and searches, snow pit profiles, avalanche dog demonstration.

There will also be a charity auction on Saturday during apres ski in the Griz Bar, with all proceeds from the event going to support the Canadian Avalanche Centre.

 

Avalanche Awareness Days 2012

Saturday, January 14

• 10am – 2pm: Transceiver education, practice and demonstrations.

• 11pm – 2pm: Snow pit profile. Location – top of Bear chair

 

 

• 2pm – 3pm: Avalanche education video – The Fine Line. Location – daylodge

 

 

• 4pm – 5pm: Fundraising auction for the Canadian Avalanche Centre. Location: Griz Bar

 

 

Sunday, January 15

• 10am – 2pm: Transceiver education, practice and demonstrations. • 11pm – 2pm: Snow pit

 

profile. Location – Top of Bear Chair

 

 

 

• 2pm – 3pm: Avalanche education video – The Fine Line. Location – daylodge

 

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