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Authored by Parks Canada Vi... on Friday, February 14, 2014 - 17:32

Parks Canada will be conducting avalanche control on Feb.15 in the following areas: 1)Sunshine Village access road. 2)Vermillion Crossing avalanche paths, Hwy. 93 South in Kootenay National Park. Please no outdoor activities in those areas during that time. Thank you for your cooperation.   Parks Canada Visitor Safety Banff, Yoho, Kootenay National Parks

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Authored by theborises on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 09:42

Thinking of giving Flower Couloir a go this weekend, anyone know if there's still enough snow out there to make this happen? Thanks! 

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Authored by forecaster on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 16:50

We are receiving reports that experienced backcountry travellers are pulling the plug early today and coming home due to avalanche concerns. Some folks are saying they are remote triggering 20 degree slopes from 70m away on surface hoar. Large natural avalanches (to size 3.5) are running in the alpine where windslabs have formed.

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Authored by forecaster on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 18:53

The Bella Coola region on the central BC Coast is not a region covered by the Canadian Avalanche Centre’s Public Avalanche Forecasts. However, in the interest of public safety, I pass along some information that was sent to us today.

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Authored by Biglines on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 14:54

On December 30th a friend was involved in a slide at Tryst Lake in Kananaskis, AB.  While riding the 2nd last chute he was caught and pulled about 2/3 the way down toward the lake.  No injuries, but he did loose a black 2008 4FRNT EHP (193cm) ski with a Marker Baron binding.  If anyone sees it, a PM would be much appreciated as he would really like to get his ski back....

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Authored by forecaster on Friday, November 25, 2011 - 16:51

The Public Avalanche Warning Service at the CAC is implementing a number of new products and services this season. Check out the new bulletin format and the links/tabs that provide more detailed information. Some of these are still in the works but the new forecaster blog is now active. You can access it here: http://www.avalanche.ca/cac/forecasterblog

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Authored by Otherdata on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 22:21

Looks like Nakiska is opening this weekend. http://www.skinakiska.com/news-and-info/NewsItems.aspx

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Authored by John on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 20:24

I recently saw an awesome Bigline bumper sticker...  "My life is better than your vacation"  Where can I get one of these? Thanks!

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Authored by time2clmb on Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 11:16

You'd think so on a site called Biglines eh. I'm looking for people to get out around Banff / LL / Parkway etc etc with asap, continuing until the snow is gone. There's still tons out there and it's snowing up high as I type this. Me? Ski over 100 days per season, emergency medical training, glacier travel no prob, day trips, multi days, tons of experience in the mountains etc.... I...

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Authored by time2clmb on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 12:30

Looking for fun not too serious partners who are solid skiers that are willing to take advantage of windows to get on some of the great lines around the Banff / parkway etc areas for the remainder of the season (another month + a few weeks). Must have experience and not be a heavy ego or cocky type. Should also know enough to be able to self rescue and have some for of FA knowledge...

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Authored by blairt on Saturday, April 9, 2011 - 20:01

http://vimeo.com/21746055   http://friendsofshames.ca/ Shames is facing a potential corporate take over and/or shut down! For those who have been the hill is not the biggest or steepest in the world but for what it is it sure packs punch! The biggest assest the hill provides is its community value! Try growoing up in small town BC as a kid without the opportunity to ski or board...  

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Authored by Panorama BC on Monday, March 7, 2011 - 12:17

Burton Snowboards presents the 24th Annual Easy Rider Snowboard Cup Panorama Mountain Village in British Columbia, Canada April 2nd and 3rd 2011  

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Authored by Biglines on Sunday, January 16, 2011 - 22:19

According to the CBC two brothers died in Kananaskis today (Jan 16, 2011). The two were well known in Calgary and Bragg Creek. RIP http://www.cbc.ca/canada/calgary/story/2011/01/16/cgy-avalanche-fatal.html

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Authored by mpmhakkola on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 23:08

RED is offering the Vertical Value card - all categories give 8 days of riding with the card, 2 free days and discounted lift tickets for under $50 a day.  If that isn't good enough, the card also gets you discounts with Valhalla Powder cats, Retallack and Big Red Cats. 

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Authored by Biglines on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 15:45

Please post here if you have been skiing on the parkway this fall/winter

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Authored by sterlingpearce on Monday, March 29, 2010 - 19:24

Check out some nice lines from the Kicking Horse slackcountry in December...

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Authored by Biglines on Friday, March 12, 2010 - 11:16

There's pow on the ground and in the air. The 24 hour snow totals are gaining momentum. Whistler 28 cm, Kicking Horse 19 cm, Revelstoke 10 cm, Sunshine 10cm, Fernie 10cms. Get out there this weekend.

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Authored by TreBor on Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 16:29

Hey all, New to the site and just getting back into the b/c and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on good locations in K-country (smith-dorrien highway), banff or along the parkway to go ski.  Looking for something that is not to huge or complex as I don't have a ton of experience.  Thanks in advance for any comments.

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Authored by cbrazeau on Tuesday, February 2, 2010 - 15:52

hey, i often check this site looking for conditions and wondering what the rockies rippers have been shredding? maybe i'm missing something (like a conditions page) but just curious. shredded a couple of lines this past week - mt. vaux south face (b/w golden and field) and the north-facing couloir of mt dennis above field. both were in great shape, good pow. anyone been skiing along the divide/...

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Authored by Calypso on Tuesday, December 22, 2009 - 13:49

Hi I'm new to this forum and hopefully I'm posting in the correct forum area. I'm based out of Calgary, looking to widen my circle of backcountry ski buddies. I'm an experienced backcountry skier, have all my gear and Avy courses, intermediate telemark skier. Going over to the dark side or (maybe seeing the light) and experimenting with AT. Can drive or share...

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Authored by karlklassen on Friday, December 18, 2009 - 18:47

December 18, 2009   Some thoughts on conditions as we head into the Christmas Holidays.

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Authored by frolixpow on Friday, December 4, 2009 - 14:33

Check out the new guide here: www.backcountryskiingcanada.com They also have a face book page: www.facebook.com/BackcountrySkiingCanada Only $14.95 + shipping and you can check out some of the routes on line around Nelson, Rossland and Kootenay Pass. They also have up to date info on safety, new routes and local info. Check it OUT!  

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Authored by Peakz on Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 13:30

Has anyone been up the parkway recently that can confirm accumulation amounts on the glaciers? Would like to know how the Wapta and/or Athabasca glaciers are doing. Thanks  

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Authored by ferguson on Thursday, June 25, 2009 - 17:39

I am looking for some information or suggestions on where to live this winter, Whistler or Revelstoke? Any advice would be sweet, Thanks.

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