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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Backcountry Ski News


I've been on the road the past few weeks catching up on my powder skiing. Here are a few backcountry ski related news items worth following . . .


Did you read about the proposed huts on the famed Spearhead Traverse out of Whistler, BC? You can read about the proposal here and you can participate in the Spearhead Huts Survey here.


Live in the Northwest US? Take the Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center survey.


You can also vote for your favorite Backcountry Purist entry at the Backcountry Lodges of BC's website. The contest ends this week, so head over and vote or better yet, enter yourself for a chance to win a four-week hut trip!


It's also time to get your name in the hat for the annual Alpine Club of Canada Hut lottery for a chance to stay at the Kokanee Glacier and Fairy Meadow Huts.


Finally, here is a cool video of some avalanche control work on Keetenay Pass near Nelson, BC. Nothing like a helicopter and some explosives to get things rolling...





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