Ski Tourers’ Reference to the Upper Callaghan Valley
Backcountry Skiing Advisory
Once you leave the groomed x-country ski trail surfaces of Callaghan Country you have entered backcountry terrain. You are entering the wilderness and are advised to be prepared for any and all eventualities including: terrain that is uncontrolled, unmarked, and involves many risks, dangers and hazards in addition to that of avalanche. Other hazards exist and may include, but are not limited to: cornices; crevasses; cliffs; trees, tree wells; tree stumps; forest dead fall; creeks; rocks; rockfall; boulders; holes and depressions on or below the snow surface; open water; variable and difficult snow conditions; hypothermia, snow immersion, equipment failure; encounters with domestic and wild animals, nightfall and the possibility of a medical emergency. Carry a cell phone with good batteries and be aware that there may be areas of poor reception and /or transmission. Ensure you are properly dressed and equipped with appropriate safety gear and the knowledge to use it effectively. Your safety and well being are completely your own responsibility. Rescue services are accessed by dialing 911 and requesting RCMP assistance
THE BACKCOUNTRY IS NOT PATROLLED. NEVER SKI ALONE.