Lots of fresh snow in May
Lots of fresh snow in May

Photo Credit: Ron Fowler

Surrounded by Majestic Mountains
Surrounded by Majestic Mountains

Photo Credit: Rick Hrywkiw

Smithers Snowmobile Association
Smithers Snowmobile Association

Photo Credit: Ron Fowler

"Lunch Room" Fubar Glacier

Photo Credit: Ron Fowler

Avalanche Awareness Days in conjuntion with the “Spirit of the Mountains Festival”

Avalanche Awareness Days in conjuntion with the “Spirit of the Mountains Festival”

Proposed Nights Line Up:

There will be three presenters from the Smithers/Terrace area covering a variety of topics along with a couple of videos. The presenters have a diverse background including avalanche professionals,skiers, snowmobilers, avalanche educators and certified avalanche rescue dog handler.

Topics covered will include:
- The snowpack to date, including a review of some close calls this year and what it all means for the rest of the season.
- What are the riding areas near Terrace?
- What to do after an avalanche has occurred and you have dug your buddy out?
-,What should you watch for when you are out riding? The obvious clues.
- OK the avalanche bulletin is "considerable", how do I choose a place to ski or ride?


Presenters:
Sean Fraser, Hyland Backcountry Safety ACMG Ski Guide, Professional Member of the Canadian Avalanche Association
Scott Hicks, CARDA Handler Active Member of the Canadian Avalanche Association
Ben Heemskerk, Active Member of the  Canadian Avalanche Association https://www.avalancheassociation.ca/?page=Member_Categories

This is a co-sponsored event by the SSA and the Bulkley Backcountry Ski Society (BBSS) with support from Avalanche Canada .
Admission is by donation so please bring a few bucks. All donations will go towards rental for the room and food/lodging for our out of town speakers.
Once all the details are ironed out this week I'll send another note. We will be creating a poster to put up at the sled shops.
Thanks!
Brad and Curtis, Safety Directors, SSA

Thanks again to the Hudson Bay Lodge for their support of our local organizations and their safety initiatives