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understand the canadian avalanche danger scale

Keep yourself posted on avalanche conditions around western Canada. The Canadian Avalanche Centre (CAC) is a non-government, not-for-profit corporation established in 2004 to serve as Canada’s national public avalanche safety organization.

Understand the terms used to describe conditions in the backcountry ... every avy report will use the same scale of risk.

Canadian Avalanche Danger Scale

The following is the Canadian industry-standard scale used to describe avalanche danger for recreation.

 
   
Danger Level and Color
Probability and Trigger
Recommended Action
Low
Moderate
Considerable
High
Extreme
 
 

avalanche information

   

snow pillow data

weather forecasts

Banff
Bella Coola
Blue River
Fernie
Golden
Jasper
Nakiska Ridgetop
Nakusp
Pemberton
Pincher Creek
Revelstoke
Tofino
Valemount
Waterton
Whistler

weather models

U Wash 72h precip model
U Wash 180h precip model
   
   
NOAA long range forecasts
   
yr.no revelstoke forecast

satellite images

W CAN IR
W CAN Visible
W NORAM IR

radar

pdf downloads

 
 
 

 

mountain road conditions

ski area snow reports

Kimberley
Revelstoke MR

ski area web cams

Castle Mountain
Kimberley
Revelstoke MR

manufacturer websites

   

cool stuff

ACMG
Andreas Fransson
Biglines
CAA
Castle Extreme
Greg Hill blog
Lou Dawson
Mavericks
Mustang Powder
Skiing Golden
StraightChuter
Telemarktips
TetonAT


New Skis at MBC

All our skis for 15 are in the shop and on display. Hold them, flex them ... you know you want to. New for this year is the mainstream emergence of the superfat category. These are skis with at least 120 mm underfoot. Awesome for the backcountry booter crew or those who otherwise spend a lot of their time in soft snow. Will rule in the pow pow!

Atomic
Dynastar
Line
Scott
Volkl

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Keep yourself posted on avalanche conditions around western Canada. The CAA is a non-profit society promoting excellence in avalanche safety for industry and recreation.

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