Know before you go
Will your group be travelling in avalanche terrain?
- Does your group have the skills, knowledge and training to travel in avalanche terrain?
- Are you carrying transceivers, shovels and probes?
- Can you self-rescue? Do you have a plan?
- Do you know the emergency number?
- Have you checked the current avalanche bulletin and weather forecast?
- Have you checked out with someone?
- Do you have any other route options?
IN AN EMERGENCY, call 1-888-WARDENS (1-888-927-3367).
Cell phones are not always reliable in the backcountry.