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Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Avalanche Advice

According to WhistlerBlackcomb.com - the official web site for Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort in Whistler, BC Canada, avalanche accidents are on the increase. Most are the result of avalanches triggered by the victim. Many could have been avoided had those involved been more knowledgeable and better prepared.

Here are a few excellent resources to read more about avalanches and how to avoid them. For everyone traveling in the backcountry in the winter it is a must to be prepared. Train the use of avalanche beacons on a regular base. Know what to do in case you or someone else gets buried by the snow masses. Be prepared!

These web resources are a good starting point: