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Recommended Generic Table of Contents - Avalanche Safety Plan

Avalanche Safety Plan Template for Snowmobile Clubs

This document is a resource for snowmobile clubs in BC who operate snow grooming equipment on roads or trails that are exposed to the effects of infrequent avalanches from above. It provides an overview of the planning and development of an avalanche safety plan and provides some examples that are based on a fictional snowmobile club trail grooming program. This document was developed with the kind support of Recreation Sites and Trails BC.


WorkSafeBC Avalanche Balloon Packs - Current Status at the Canadian Workplace

Dr. Pascal Haegeli researched and published this paper in 2012. This document looks at the use of avalanche balloon packs from a Canadian perspective with a focus on the potential applicability in BC workplaces. WorkSafeBC generously provided funding for this project.

The materials below are not viewed as current, but are provided here as a courtesy as they may be referenced in Avalanche Safety Plans. For current projects and practice, please refer to the: 

Technical Aspects of Snow Avalanche Risk Management (TASARM): Resources and Guidelines for Avalanche Practitioners in Canada.


Historical References

Land Managers Guide to Snow Avalanche Hazards in Canada


Guidelines for Snow Avalanche Risk Determination and Mapping in Canada


Avalanche Accidents in Canada Volume 1

Avalanche Accidents in Canada Volume 2

Avalanche Accidents in Canada Volume 3

Avalanche Accidents in Canada Volume 4

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