January in Alberta means Avalanche Awareness Days!
You’ve got plenty of choices for where to head out to learn a little bit about winter mountain safety!
So here’s what’s going on this weekend!
|Date||11:00 – 15:00 on Jan 18, 2015|
|Location||Burstall Pass Parking Lot|
A hands-on day of activities, demos, and information on avalanche and winter safety and survival, to mark Avalanche Awareness Week. Learn about winter recreation opportunities in Kananaskis, winter survival techniques (fire starting and quinzee construction), ecology and wildlife.
Activities include: Snowpack analysis workshops, companion rescue techniques, avalanche transceiver practice, avalanche terrain recognition, avalanche dog and recco search demonstrations.
Free hotdogs and hot chocolate!
Avalanche Awareness Days
The Lake Louise Ski Resort is committed to championing safe and responsible outdoor pursuits. As one of the 40+ communities that take part in Avalanche Awareness Days, Lake Louise has plenty of exciting and educational activities planned. Our Avalanche Safety professionals will be on hand at various locations throughout the weekend to provide general and Lake Louise specific information on avalanche safety.
10:00am to 2:00pm: Guided Avalanche Information Tours (every hour on the hour). Top of the World Top.
10:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 3:00pm: Snow Profile Talks and Beacon Practice.Beacon Plot – Pika.
1:00pm to 3:00pm: Avalanche Gun Giveaway. Outside the Lodge of Ten Peaks.
1:00pm to 3:00pm: Avalanche Dog Demo (TENTATIVE). Outside the Lodge of Ten Peaks.
Guests of Sunshine Village are invited to take part in Sunshine Village Avalanche Awareness Days on January 19th and 20th. Learn hands on with our snow safety and ski patrol teams all weekend long.
The snow safety team will be set up in the village from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. They will be demoing snow profile equipment, Snowpulse balloon backpacks, transceivers and RECCO units. A friendly Sunshine Village patroller will be on hand at the transceiver training park (located at the top of WaWa chair) to give search demos and offer instruction on technique.
Avalanche Awareness Days – January 17-18, 2015
January 31st 2015
If you are getting out there to play in areas that avalanches are possible make sure to take an avalanche safety training course(s) to recognize the hazards involved with winter mountain travel. Always check avalanche.ca before you head out & know the snow!