Avalanche Awareness Day
To prevent avalanche accidents and help people make good decisions in avalanche terrain, Avalanche Canada and avalanche professionals in over 30 Canadian communities share their expertise to help people keep safe in the mountains during Avalanche Awareness.
Here in Fernie we have a full day of interactive and educational activities in the plaza and on mountain! The day culminates with a fundraising auction up in the Griz Bar with proceeds going towards Avalanche Canada to support their public education programs.
There will be a number of activities going on during the day including:
- Avalanche education
- Transceiver demo
- CARDA Dog demo
- Snow pit demo
Schedule (subject to change):
11am – 2pm : Main Avalanche Awareness Tent/Booth Set Up in the Main Plaza
11am: CARDA Demo #1 on snow above WSS Meeting Area fence (base of deer chair) UPDATE: There will be no 11am CARDA Demo, due to ongoing Avalanche control work by our patrol team including our dog handlers. Go out and enjoy the new snow!!
1pm – Snow Pit Demo @ Top of Bear Chair
2pm – CARDA Demo #2 on snow above WSS Meeting Area fence (base of deer chair)
Apres- Fundraising Auction in Griz Bar. All proceeds from the Auction go towards Avalanche Canada to support their public education initiatives.
Thanks to our sponsors: Helly Hansen, Avalanche Canada and our auction gear partners- Marmot, Dakine, BCA, Rab and Arcteryx