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|05-17-2012 01:11 PM|
|dirts mcgirts||you should have a look at my last post in the 10 backcountry commandments thread|
|03-12-2012 11:01 PM|
Originally Posted by glm View Post
I've taken pictures almost every day I've been out this year, and one of the first things that caught my attention was how active the patrol is at avy control. I've been riding at Fernie while they've been bombing the bowls from a chopper, same with Sunshine and Lake Louise. There are signs all over the place in bounds showing you where to stay the hell away from, and I listen to those signs.
After hearing about all the avy deaths every year, I'd want to either have the training myself, or be with a highly skilled guide (as snowolf suggested) for any backcountry adventures I might do one day. For now I'll stay in bounds and hope that the patrollers have made the hill relatively safe, and I'll try to stay away from the tree wells and other scarey shit inbounds. Although the scarey shit is some of the best stuff on the mountains!
|03-12-2012 09:26 PM|
|glm||Thanks for the answers. I'll get better at safe pow, and then maybe someday I'll be doing thngs that warrent training someday...|
|03-12-2012 09:14 PM|
Originally Posted by killclimbz View Post
|03-12-2012 08:37 PM|
The second you are outside of the resort boundary you are in avalanche terrain.
A basic avalanche awareness course should be more than enough for you to learn the objective hazards. If backcountry riding becomes something you want to pursue, than you should take a Level I.
|03-12-2012 08:34 PM|
|IdahoFreshies||when you start heading out of bounds and dont know the area well is when it is probably a good idea to get rescue trained and possibly avalanche trained. it is un likley though that on a trip out west you venture out far enough to where you will be caught in a BC avalanche.|
|03-12-2012 10:13 AM|
Treewells and minor avalanches do exist in bounds, so there is always the risk. I don't really think you need to take an avalanche class to ride inbounds, but some knowledge of what to do in bad situations is a must. Maybe more importantly respect ski patrol closures and warnings (most of the deaths lately have been people ducking ropes).
Shit happens, I dug a guy headfirst waistdeep in powder out last season who was suffocating, right in the middle of a designated run (one that wasn't used very often).
|03-12-2012 10:06 AM|
|wrathfuldeity||when you think you might die and want your body recovered for the family.|
|03-12-2012 10:04 AM|
|Argo||Fyi, out here, West, there were a few in bounds deaths from avys this year. Tree wells are more late season issue in the Rockies but serious year round in the PNW|
|03-12-2012 10:03 AM|
If you get over a foot of fresh anywhere over 30 degree slope that isn't regularly groomed, is known to have tree wells, is known to slide.... regardless of in or out of bounds it would be safer to have it than not.
Just don't ride around a resort in November after a 2" snow with a backpack, probe, beacon and shovel. That's stupid and I have seen it here, I told the guys they were idiots and they got upset.
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