Virtual Avalanche Awareness Days

Event Date(s): 
Monday, January 25, 2021
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Friday, January 29, 2021
Saturday, January 30, 2021
Sunday, January 31, 2021

To prevent avalanche accidents and help people make good decisions in avalanche terrain, Avalanche Canada and avalanche professionals in over 30 Canadian communities share their expertise to help people keep safe in the mountains during Avalanche Awareness. This year we will be hosting a week-long virtual Avalanche Awareness Days consisting of educational videos from our Pro Patrol team and wrapping up with a two-day Helly Hansen Buried Treasure Challenge.

Video Schedule:

Monday 25 – Friday 29 January
All videos will be posted on the Fernie Alpine Resort Facebook Page

Monday – Daily Processes; Preparing for the backcountry
Tuesday – Daily processes; Accessing the backcountry from the resort
Wednesday – Update from our forecasters
Thursday –Meet our avalanche rescue dogs; CARDA Demo
Friday – Avalanche Transceiver Training Area

**Schedule is subject to change

Helly Hansen Buried Treasure Challange:

Saturday 30 – Sunday 31 January

10:00 am – 2:00 pm each day at the Avalanche Transceiver Training Area

Come and test your companion rescue skills and win some amazing Helly Hansen prizes! You can choose which level of difficulty to compete at, the harder the challenge the bigger the prizes.

How does the game work?

  • Drop into the Avalanche Transceiver Training Area between 10 am – 2 pm on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 January.
  • Bring your own transceiver and probe or borrow one of ours (we recommend you practice with your own equipment if possible).
  • Choose your level of difficulty (easy, medium, hard) which will determine how many signals you have to find. The more difficult the challenge, the bigger the prizes.
  • To complete the challenge, you must find all the transceiver signals in the Avalanche Transceiver Training Area with a successful probe strike for all of them.
  • Once you’ve complete the challenge, our event volunteers will draw you a prize at random from the corresponding prize draw (easy, medium, hard).


Here is an example of prizes you could win for each level in this challenge. Prizes are limited and are based on availability.

Easy – Helly Hansen toque’s, cap’s, balaclava’s (value $30-$40)

Medium – Helly Hansen baselayers (value up to $110)

Hard – Helly Hansen duffle bags & trolley bag (value $130-$320)

Thanks to the sponsors; Helly HansenAvalanche CanadaBCA, and FATMAP



Fernie Alpine Resort