Within the Red Ski Area Boundary active avalanche control occurs as conditions warrant. It is still essential when off piste skiing within the ski area boundary to be aware that avalanches can occur and thus all recommendations covered in deep snow safety (see deep snow safety) should be followed.
To learn more see: www.deepsnowsafety.org
Leaving the Ski Area Boundary:
In all directions beyond the Ski Area Boundary avalanche terrain exists. There is no avalanche control or signage and much of the terrain leads to steep, heavily treed terrain away from the base area and rescue. If you go beyond the Ski Area Boundary you are assuming all of the responsibility for your safety.
It is recommended that all people leaving the Ski Area Boundary know the current avalanche conditions for the Kootenay Boundary Region:
Avalanche Conditions Map
It is recommended that all people leaving the Ski Area Boundary have these essentials:
- Avalanche Safety Training
- A partner
- A route plan
- An avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel and the skills to initiate an avalanche rescue
- Communications: radio or cell phone
- A check-in plan with friends or family
- First aid equipment
- Extra clothing