BACKCOUNTRY REFRESHER

A two part interactive session, featuring tips, tricks and insight from today's most accomplished guides, athletes and avalanche forecasters. With back-country skiers and riders in mind, the Back-country Re-Fresher aims to bring you hands on tutorials with your avalanche gear, and tricks that may save lives while using your back-country equipment. From first time beacon users getting hands on experience with Capow's Marty Schaffer, to seasoned back-country veterans having a chance to test out new beacons or multi burial scenarios before the snow flies, this Re-Fresher is a can't miss event for those exploring the mountains beyond the resort.

Join us after you've reacquainted yourself with your equipment for informative and entertaining insights from today's esteemed back-country athlete's and industry professionals speaking about the science of snow safety, their experiences and how they move and operate safely in the mountains!

Attendance is Free - But Fresh Skis will match all donations made to Avalanche Canada

Hillhurst United Church Gymnasium - 1227 Kensington Close NW map


The Backcountry Re-FRESH-ments

11:30am - 12:30pm
The Mountain Information Network
Joe Lammers - Sr Avalanche Forecaster, Avalanche Canada
Set Your Gear Up For Success
CAPOW guide - Marty Schaffer
Backcountry Access - Dustin Clark



 
1:30pm - 3:00pm
The Facet-nating Winter Snowpack
Joe Lammers - Sr Avalanche Forecaster, Avalanche Canada
Behind the Line and the Human Factor
Fresh Skiers Chris Rubens and Eric Hjorliefson

 

The Avalanche Ranch

Transciever Interference
12:30pm - 1:30pm
CAPOW guide - Marty Schaffer
CAPOW guide - Silas Patterson


 
Multi-Burial Techniques
3:00pm - 4:00pm
CAPOW guide - Marty Schaffer
CAPOW guide - Silas Patterson
Backcountry Access - Dustin Clark