Avalanche

Avalanche paths on Mount Fernie. (Image courtesy of Alpine Solutions Avalanche Services)

City receives new avalanche modelling for area

Six avalanche paths pose a risk to key city infrastructure

Avalanche paths on Mount Fernie. (Image courtesy of Alpine Solutions Avalanche Services)
An avalanche warning has been issued for B.C.’s South Coast mountains, including those in the North Shore. (Google Maps)

Avalanche warning issued for B.C.’s South Coast this weekend

‘There have already been a number of close calls,’ says Avalanche Canada forecaster

An avalanche warning has been issued for B.C.’s South Coast mountains, including those in the North Shore. (Google Maps)
Savannah Cash will be using the bursary to help her pursue a career in the avalanche industry. (Photo Contributed)

Local skier receives $500 from the Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club

Savannah Cash was awarded the club’s annual Avalanche Bursary to pursue a career in ski patrolling

Savannah Cash will be using the bursary to help her pursue a career in the avalanche industry. (Photo Contributed)
An Avalanche Canada South Rockies field team member gathers snowpack data used to create the region’s daily avalanche forecasts. (Photo Contributed by Jennifer Coulter)

Avalanche Canada thanks Teck for ten years of support

Teck’s sponsorship enabled the creation of the south Rockies field team

An Avalanche Canada South Rockies field team member gathers snowpack data used to create the region’s daily avalanche forecasts. (Photo Contributed by Jennifer Coulter)
A sign showing an avalanche hazard warning of “considerable” is seen at a parking lot near Mount Renshaw outside of McBride, B.C., on Saturday January 30, 2016. Two men have died in an avalanche north of Whistler, British Columbia. A statement from RCMP says the victims were snow biking when they were reported missing late Monday near Goat Peak, a popular backcountry destination outside Pemberton. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Two die in B.C. avalanche as forecasters warn of ‘complex,’ ‘weak’ snowpack

Avalanche Canada says complex snowpack with weak layers has created potential for human-caused avalanches

A sign showing an avalanche hazard warning of “considerable” is seen at a parking lot near Mount Renshaw outside of McBride, B.C., on Saturday January 30, 2016. Two men have died in an avalanche north of Whistler, British Columbia. A statement from RCMP says the victims were snow biking when they were reported missing late Monday near Goat Peak, a popular backcountry destination outside Pemberton. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Avalanche season is fast-approaching. (File Photo)

Backcountry recreationalists push for recall of PEIPS beacon

The transceiver has been accused of malfunctioning in avalanche incidents

Avalanche season is fast-approaching. (File Photo)
Fernie Ski Patrollers, Kahn Kohlenberg and Rob King, demonstrating their avalauncher. Soranne Floarea/The Free Press

FAR educated riders at Avalanche Awareness Day

Rescue dogs, snow pit lessons, and avalauncher demonstrations made for a fun yet educational day

Fernie Ski Patrollers, Kahn Kohlenberg and Rob King, demonstrating their avalauncher. Soranne Floarea/The Free Press
COLUMN: March is a great time to be on the slopes, but it’s also the deadliest

COLUMN: March is a great time to be on the slopes, but it’s also the deadliest

Longer, sunnier days are one of the reasons why March has the most avalanche fatalities

  • Feb 21, 2020
COLUMN: March is a great time to be on the slopes, but it’s also the deadliest
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Man missing after avalanche in B.C.’s Peace region

Group of snowmobilers were just south of Chetwynd when an avalanche occurred

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Grade nine students from Fernie Secondary School got some hands on experience in avalanche rescue skills.

Hands on avalanche training for FSS students

On Thursday, January 9 the day began with a golden sunrise and…

  • Jan 14, 2020
Grade nine students from Fernie Secondary School got some hands on experience in avalanche rescue skills.