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Avalanche Awareness & Snow Safety
January 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pmFree
Join Sun Peaks Ski Patrol and Snow Safety teams for Avalanche Awareness & Snow Safety Day on Saturday, January 18.
Visit the information tent outside the Village Day Lodge to learn about safe travel in backcountry terrain, the hazards that exist in the backcountry and how to avoid them, and where to get formal backcountry training and more information.
Watch live demonstrations of companion rescue and take part in our avalanche rescue challenges for a chance to win prizes! (see more information below)
Part of Avalanche Awareness Days, a country-wide initiative supported by Avalanche Canada, this community event raises awareness of safe backcountry travel and the invaluable role Avalanche Canada plays in providing information for backcountry recreationists.
Due to the hard work and knowledge of our Snow Safety team, the in-bounds terrain at Sun Peaks Resort poses little risk of avalanches, however this all changes once you enter the backcountry.
Along with providing important snow safety information, the event will serve as a fundraiser to support the vital role that Avalanche Canada plays in keeping skiers, snowboarders, and other recreationists safe in the backcountry.
AVALANCHE RESCUE CHALLENGES
Transceiver Searches: Practice your transceiver search skills and get feedback to improve your technique from one of our Snow Safety team members. Record your time for a chance to win prizes!
Probing Practice: Practice your probing technique and get feedback to improve from one of our Snow Safety team members.
Shoveling Relay: Learn the conveyor belt shoveling technique and see how it helps in shifting avalanche debris more quickly. Sign up at the tent to be part of a team for one of three shovel relay races for a chance to win prizes!