Friday, March 10

BCA Avalanche Awareness Days (March 10th - 12th)

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Mar 10, 2023

BCA Avalanche Awareness Days (March 10th - 12th)

3 days of on-mountain and virtual activations promoting snow safety, brought to you by Back Country Access, Avalanche Canada, and Banff Sunshine Village. Learn about snow safety equipment while self-guiding in-resort displays and virtual webinars. Come celebrate winter and learn how to stay safe in snow country!

 

Safety in the backcountry and within our freeride zones, Delirium Dive and Wild West is important to us! That's why we invite all skiers and snowboarders thinking of exploring the backcountry to be part of our annual Avalanche Awareness Days March 10th-12th, 2023.

 

Banff Sunshine is proud to partner with Avalanche Canada and Backcountry Access (BCA), North America's leading manufacturer of snow safety equipment, including Tracker transceivers, Float airbags, shovels, probes, and BC Link radios.

 

 

 

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Friday, March 10th, 2023

 

Ride Every Chair at Sunshine Challenge:

Enter to win a prize package from BCA & Arcteryx.
Download the Sunshine app and track your day skiing & riding every chair with the GPS Tracking feature. Remember to turn on tracking before you begin.

How to enter: Screenshot your results from the app and share them on your Instagram story. Tag us on your post @sunshinevillage, @backcountryaccess, @avalanchecanada & @arcteryx.alberta.

 

North Cornice Snow Control:

Watch as our snow safety team "light up" North Cornice. Best viewing from the top of Goats Eye looking to the right of Delirium Dive. 2:00pm weather dependent.

 

Avalanche Canada Webinar Series: Recognizing Avalanche Terrain and Trip Preparedness

Historically, we have the highest number of avalanche fatalities in March. What March will bring us this season is still unknown. Still, the wide-spread cold snap throughout western Canada may become a deeply buried, dangerous layer in the snowpack. Learn tips on snowpack and safely in the backcountry.

 

 

 

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Saturday, March 11th, 2023

 

BCA Passport to Win! Challenge:

Win prizes & swag from BCA (limited prizing drawn at random).

Explore in-bounds at Banff Sunshine Village and visit 6 checkpoints to collect your virtual BCA Passport stamps to win great prizes and swag.

How to enter: Visit all 6 checkpoints. Take photos of all the checkpoints to show at the final #6 base area checkpoint.               

Check Point #1: Take a picture of the latest safety equipment at the BCA tent in the village. (9am - 2:30pm)

Checkpoint #2: BCA Beacon Park on Wawa - Take a selfie and put your beacon search & probing skills to the test.

Check Point #3: Take a picture of the Safety Board beside the Wild West entrance gate.

Check Point #4: Take a picture of the Safety Board beside the Delirium Dive entrance gate.

Check Point #5: Take a selfie at the SSV Ski Patrol probing activity at the base of Goat’s Eye.

Check Point #6: Visit the BCA tent at the Bourgeau Base Camp, show your photos of all the checkpoints and receive your BCA Passport prize. Prizing starts at 3:00pm.

 

Wawa BCA Beacon Park Search Contest (11:00am - 1:30pm)

Test your search beacon skills with a timed search, best time of the day wins a prize.

https://backcountryaccess.com/en-ca/learn-avalanche-safety/p/how-to-use-beacon-training-park

 

BCA Tent in the Village: 

Come check out the latest gear to keep you safe in snow country.

 

Avalanche Canada Webinar Series: AvCan New Map & Tools

 

 

 

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Sunday, March 12th, 2023

 

BCA Mount Assiniboine Challenge:

Enter to win a prize package from BCA. 

This challenge is to ski the equivalent vertical of the "Canadian Matterhorn," which is 11,970ft or 3,618m. Mt Assiniboine, a.k.a. the "Canadian Matterhorn," sits just outside Sunshine Village at a height of 11,970ft or 3,618m. Download the Sunshine app and track your vertical from your day of skiing with the GPS Tracking feature. Remember to turn on tracking before you begin.

How to enter: Screenshot your results from the app and share them on your Instagram story. Tag us on your post @sunshinevillage, @backcountryaccess & @avalanchecanada.

 

North Cornice Snow Control:

Watch as our snow safety team "light up" North Cornice. Best viewing from the top of Goats Eye looking to the right of Delirium Dive. 2:00pm weather dependent.

 

Avalanche Canada Webinar Series: Avy Savvy Online Tutorial

Avy Savvy is designed to be a precursor to the Avalanche Canada Training program. Those who have taken an Avalanche Skills Training (AST) course will find this tutorial a helpful refresher. 

Avy Savvy is not a substitute for taking an AST course, but it will give you a leg up when you do.

 

BCA Après Ski:

Join BCA for après ski in Creekside Restaurant at the base to celebrate a great day on snow at Sunshine.

 

 

 

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Agenda Subject to Change