The snow is so deep kids are jumping from the roof-top!

The neighbourhood boys were having fun doing back flips off the railing when they upped the ante and went big from the upper roof. Their mothers have expressed concern regarding the apparent danger however all kids will partake in activities that can be hazardous. Say skiing for example. How many of you have traveled out-of-bounds for a few powder turns without backcountry equipment or training?

Each year the Canadian Avalanche Association holds Avalanche Awareness Days activities at Fernie Alpine Resort from January 12 – 14, 2007. The goal of the activities is to promote public awareness about the hazards of touring in the backcountry and how to stay safe.

The line up of activities and demonstrations for the weekend includes:

Friday, January 12th
Avalanche Awareness Days Kick Off Party – Park Place Pub and Grill (Portion of sales going towards the Canadian Avalanche Centre).

Saturday, January 13th
10:00am Transceiver Education and Demonstration – Base of Deer Chair. There will also be a Snow Profile Demonstration at the top of the Bear Chair throughout the morning.
1:00pm Kids’ Scavenger Hunt for Transceivers and Treats – Base of Deer Chair
2:00pm Avalanche Extravaganza Video and Presentation – Daylodge
3:30pm Live Auction Fundraiser for the Canadian Avalanche Association – Griz Bar

Sunday, January 14th
10:00am Avalanche Rescue Dog Demonstration – Base of Deer Chair
11:30am Transceiver Search Competition: Entry fee is a donation to the CAA, no lift ticket is required for this activity. Some transceivers will be on hand to borrow. Prizes will be awarded for the fastest time. – Base of Deer Chair
2:00pm Avalanche Extravaganza Video and Presentation – Daylodge

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