Our charity is dedicated to raising funds for Avalanche Canada. Through the work of Avalanche Canada, winter backcountry users are provided with a safety net of programs that help them make good decisions while travelling in avalanche terrain. These programs include daily public avalanche forecasts for western Canada, public avalanche safety education, and training seminars targeting the diverse demographic of users who enjoy Canada’s spectacular snowy backcountry.
Did You Know?
While most avalanche fatalities (about 80%) occur in BC, almost half of the victims over the past decade were residents of Alberta. And of all snowmobilers killed in avalanches in BC, about two-thirds were from Alberta.
But Avalanche Canada’s programs are making a difference. On average, 10 people die each year in avalanches. This number is the lowest it’s been since the mid-90s. Considering the exponential increase in winter backcountry use over the past 20 years, this is a remarkable achievement.Avalanche Canada’s programs are internationally recognized and used as benchmarks by other alpine countries. The most visible product is the daily avalanche forecast, delivered free to the public through avalanche.ca and the mobile app. These forecast regions cover over 300,000 sq km of mountainous terrain. In terms of geography, Avalanche Canada is the largest avalanche forecasting program in the world, by far.
Avalanche Canada’s forecasting programs include:
Avalanche Canada also provides several specialized services that complement the forecasting programs and promotes skill development for managing avalanche risk.
Avalanche Canada’s programs and services are provided for free but they are the result of significant investment. If you, or someone you care about, use any of these services, please consider making a $100 donation to the Avalanche Canada Foundation today. You will receive a tax receipt and your generosity will help to ensure that Avalanche Canada can continue to innovate and inspire.
We’re immensely proud of the work done at Avalanche Canada and we hope you are too. Together let’s make every winter backcountry trip a safe one. Your support is appreciated!