Staying Alive avalanche safety event welcomes newcomers to the Revelstoke backcountry

Annual avalanche awareness night targeting newcomers to Revelstoke's backcountry features a variety of presentations

Photo: Avalanche Canada file photo from

Submitted by Avalanche Canada

The 12th annual Staying Alive backcountry awareness night takes place at the Revelstoke Community Centre on Wednesday, Nov. 27.

If you are new to Revelstoke, new to the Revelstoke backcountry, or if you already shred and want to learn more and stay sharp out there on your winter adventures, then don’t miss this event. It is the perfect primer to get you started safely in the Revelstoke backcountry.

The evening will feature a tradeshow and presentations on backcountry and avalanche safety from several local organizations and businesses. The list of presenters includes:

Avalanche Canada

Avalanche Canada’s Ben Shaw presents on new online safety tools at the 2015 Canuck Splitfest. Photo: Revelstoke Mountaineer file photo

Parks Canada

A Canadian Forces artillery team triggers an avalanche at Rogers Pass, part of an operation dating back to 1961. Photo: Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Mountaineer

Revelstoke Mountain Resort ski patrol

Revelstoke Mountain Resort ski patrol assemble the explosives they will use to perform avalanche control in North Bowl and Greely Bowl. Photo by Matthew Timmins

Revelstoke Search & Rescue

A Revelstoke Search & Rescue long line rescue. Photo: REVSAR

Leah Evans of Girls Do Ski

Leah Evans. Photo:

Marty Schaeffer of CAPOW

The trade show starts at 5 p.m. and the presentations start at 6 p.m.

Staying Alive is part of Revelstoke Welcome Week and is presented by Avalanche Canada, Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Columbia Basin Trust, and Tourism Revelstoke.