Alpine Skiing

Alpine Skiing

People travel from across the globe to experience world-class skiing and snowboarding on the incredible terrain of Canada’s mountains. Beginner, intermediate, or advanced there’s something for everyone!

Whether you escape after work to the local resorts or push the limits farther afield, ensure you know the Alpine Responsibility Code by heart.

Alpine resorts are bordered by wilderness, so don’t be tempted into thinking that there aren’t any hazards on the mountain.

Canadian ski patrol and avalanche professionals are some of the best in the world and do their utmost to keep as much alpine area as possible safe and open for use.

The Right Gear

Taking the Essentials:
  • Flashlight
  • Fire making kit
  • Signalling device (i.e. whistle)
  • Extra food and water
  • Extra clothing
  • Navigational/communication devices
  • First aid kit
  • Emergency blanket/shelter
  • Pocket knife
  • Sun protection
Leave a Trip Plan with responsible party, family member or friend.

Take equipment specific to skiing:

  • Ski/Boarding Helmet
  • Goggles
  • Warm, waterproof jacket and pants
  • Warm gloves, socks & hat, and extras of each
  • Thermal Underwear
  • Mid layer for cold days
  • Hydration system

If an area is closed – even if it’s your favorite run – respect the signage, steer clear and don’t ever ski out of bounds. Areas are closed for a reason…your safety. Once you venture out-of-bounds or into a closed area, you endanger your life and those of the Search and Rescue volunteers who’ll come looking if you don’t make it back.

Always ski and ride responsibly!

Download and watch the video Respect about the alpine code.

Download and watch the sking and snowboarding safety video A Little Respect—Think First.

Photo: Canadian Tourism Commission (banner); Tourism BC/David Gluns

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