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Alpine skiing is a perfect mental release while exploring the hundreds of kilometers of abundant wilderness anywhere from BC to NL. Keeping in mind to always ski responsibly ensures that all from beginner to advanced can safely set out on an alpine adventure.
It’s no secret that Canada possesses outstanding natural terrain people travel from across the world to experience. It should also be no secret that alpine safe skiing guidelines, especially for beginners still learning the basics of turning, balance and control, are essential.
Make sure you have equipment that is appropriate for your skill level, be aware of your limits and always leave a trip plan with someone you trust.
- Plan your trip and leave a Trip Plan.
- Check the weather and avalanche conditions in your area.
- Select trails that are within your ability and limits.
- Stay on marked trails and ski in the specified direction on one-way trails.
Taking The Essentials
- Fire making kit
- Whistle or mirror
- Extra food and water
- Extra clothing
- Navigational / communication aids
- First aid kit
- Emergency shelter
- Pocket knife
- Sun protection
Specific to Alpine Ski
- Layered clothing
- Hydration system
- Appropriate footwear
- Warm gloves and socks
- Hand/feet warmers
- Ski/boarding helmet
- Avalanche transceiver
Weather forecast and alerts for Canada. Seasonal, marine, satellite view and extended forecast.
Avalanche Canada is a non-government, not-for-profit organization dedicated to public avalanche safety. We issue daily avalanche forecasts throughout the winter for much of the mountainous regions of western Canada, providing this free information via our website and our app, Avalanche Canada Mobile.
The Alpine Club of Canada has 24 local sections across the country from Newfoundland and Labrador to Vancouver Island and the Yukon. We’ve been passionate about climbing, hiking and skiing in alpine environments for over 100 years. Everyone is welcome.
The scenic 10,000 kilometre foot trail is growing to connect the Atlantic to the Pacific. Already, trails spanning much of British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick are in use. Once established, the trail corridor will help to protect our heritage of natural landscapes and historic places, and provide passage, habitat, and refuge for wildlife.