Let's Talk Shovels

Let's Talk Shovels

Don't get caught up avalanche creek with the wrong paddle.

What we learned from manufacturers this fall about new avalanche rescue shovel standards and technology for sledders.

Where My Girls At?

Where My Girls At?

The ultimate ladies riding clinic has come to Fernie, BC!     

January 16 & 17, 2017

Elk Valley Snow Shepherds could not be more stoked to announce we have partnered with Pro-rider and Clinician Stephanie Schwartz to offer a full weekend of coaching and skills development in Fernie, BC this winter. 

Ladies - we can hear you already: "Am I good enough for this, I don't want to slow anyone down, I don't want to look stupid...". Here is your opportunity to loose that mindset that is holding you back - this clinic was made for you. So write yourself that permission slip and lets get to work out there!

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2017/2018 Snowmobile Avalanche Skills Training Level 2

2017/2018 Snowmobile Avalanche Skills Training Level 2

Ready to take the next step in your snowmobile avalanche skills education? The AST level 2 course builds on the foundational skills learned in the AST1 program with one class room session and three field days devoted to enhancing your decision-making framework for travelling in avalanche terrain. Participants will learn progressive planning and travel techniques for sledding safely through a variety of terrain, key techniques for using both the Danger Rating on a local scale and the ATES model to develop personal terrain ratings, in addition to improved proficiency in carrying out a group rescue. Feb 12-15, 2017. Fernie, BC. $700. Click post to learn more.

2017-2018 Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 Course Dates

2017-2018 Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 Course Dates

2017/2018 Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 Course Dates Announced

The Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 course is your 'Learner's Permit' for backcountry sled travel in avalanche terrain. This course is comprise of a minimum 7 hours of classroom education followed by one full day of instruction in the field. Participants can expect to learn how to recognize avalanche terrain, core concepts of avalanche formation and release, the basics of trip planing, how to use tools such as the Avaluator and avalanche bulletins to mitigate your avalanche risk, how to travel safely in avalanche terrain, and the fundamentals of companion rescue. Cost $350. Click post for more information.

2017 Hats are Here!

2017 Hats are Here!

Get your Limitted edition 2017 Elk Valley Snow Shepherds hat!

We're still working on our online store, but In the meantime, send us an email at info@elkvalleysnowshepherds.com and we can take payment via debit, credit, or by e-transfer. $30 each plus shipping.

2017 Snowmobile Avalanche Courses

2017 Snowmobile Avalanche Courses

"In Canada we are privileged to have some of the world's finest opportunities for winter backcountry exploration, but with this right to explore comes a responsibility—to yourself, your friends and your family to get avalanche training."

Winter 2017 Snowmobile Avalanche Training Course Dates - click image to read more