Staying Alive avalanche primer features advice from top pros

Staying Alive is a free evening avalanche awareness primer designed for those new to the Revelstoke backcountry. The Nov. 23 event at the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre features avalanche professionals including forecasters, guides, skiers, rescue dog handlers and more.

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Avalanche Canada is hosting a free avalanche awareness primer designed for newcomers to the Revelstoke backcountry and slackcountry.

The See Revelstoke blog features a detailed story on the Nov. 23 Staying Alive avalanche awareness event.
The See Revelstoke blog features a detailed story on the Nov. 23 Staying Alive avalanche awareness event.

This evening event at the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre on Nov. 23 will feature big-name guides, professional skiers and avalanche professionals.

Their goal is to get you on the path to safe skiing and riding in the big mountain snow environment around Revelstoke.

Avalanche Canada Education and Outreach Coordinator Nancy Geismar said the event targets newcomers to the Revelstoke backcountry. “Many young, transient workers come to experience the magnificent snow of western Canada, and this event is meant as a primer to open their eyes and give them some knowledge to be safe.”

Speakers include CAPOW! guide Marty Schaffer, Canadian Avalanche Rescue Dog Association handler Al Roberts, Zuzana Driediger from Parks Canada, Revelstoke ski mountaineer Greg Hill, professional skier Leah Evans and Grant Hegelson from Avalanche Canada.

Did we mention free prizes too?

To learn more about this event, see this post on the See Revelstoke blog.

 

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