AvCan Webinars

Catch up with our AvCan webinar series.

Our webinars will be back for winter 2022-23! We're hosting webinars focusing on various aspects of avalanche safety, geared towards different user groups.

These live webinars will be held in the evening (7–8 pm Pacific Time), but all of them will be recorded and made available here after the event if you are unable to attend. Here's the line up so far...

Wed. Oct. 19: Recognizing Avalanche Terrain and Trip Preparedness. Are you new to the backcountry or looking for a refresher? We focus on the basics of avalanche terrain, how to recognize and avoid avalanche terrain, what equipment is needed and what resources are available. Join our Avalanche Canada forecaster, Simon Horton, to decipher the nuances of terrain, recognize hazards and help you safely route-find on your adventures this season. We will also cover trip planning and preparedness with a presentation from BC AdventureSmart. Sponsored by MEC.

Wed. Nov. 2: Ice Climbing Atlas. Is ice climbing your passion? Avalanche Canada hosts the Ice Climbing Atlas, created and developed by Alpine guide and professional ice climber, Sarah Hueniken, and Grant Statham, Avalanche and Mountain Risk Specialist for Parks Canada. Join us this evening to find out more about the ice climbing atlas, how it can help you plan your day's outing, and how you can get involved as we expand this project.

Wed. Nov. 9: Seeking adventure and managing the stoke - Snowmobile close calls in the North Rockies. Historically there have been early season snowmobile avalanche incidences, often resulting in fatalities, in the North Rockies. Join our forecaster to learn more about the early season snowpack and conditions, common trends, what to recognize, and what to avoid, so you can enjoy those early season rides and stay safe.

Wed. Nov. 23: Avalanche Canada's new map and new tools. Does the AvCan home page map look a little different to you? It is, but it is an improved product which will bring more detail and specificity to your backcountry adventures. Join our forecaster to learn the practical tips on integrating this resource into your daily trip planning. We'll update you on all the new tools and resources that can be found at avalanche.ca.

Wed. Dec. 14: TBD

Thurs. Jan. 19: Choosing Terrain for skiers. Terrain choice is always the answer to having a safe, fun day out in the backcountry. Join Avalanche Canada forecaster, Colin Garritty, as he leads you through a variety of images and exercises to help hone this skill. Sponsored by MEC.

There are more webinars to be announced and we'll update this schedule through the season. Check back often!

Looking for previous webinars? Find them here:

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