Avalanche Awareness Days returns to Whistler-Blackcomb this weekend, and it could not come at a more suitable time, as B.C. mountains are due to see heavy snowfall.

BC Provincial Coordinator for the BC Adventure Smart Program, Sandra Riches says her team will be on Blackcomb Mountain discussing mountain safety with the public, alongside their partners that include Ski Patrol, Search & Rescue and mountain safety professionals.

“Everyone and anyone is welcome to come up to us and we’ll share some information with them. We have a wealth of information for everyone, all types of uses, all ages and demographics… for those who love to spend time in the back-country or are thinking about going in the back-country, this is a great event for you” says Riches.

An avalanche demo will be setup where the public can see how the essential gear necessary when recreating in the back-country works. You can find Riches and her team near the Avalanche Hut outside Rendezvous Lodge on Blackcomb Mountain between 9 am and 3 pm on Saturday & Sunday.


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