Avalanche terrain map
Avalanche terrain ratings - Text version
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?
- Emergency number with cell phone: 911 (state that you are in Waterton Lakes National Park)
- Backcountry emergency number with satellite phone: 1 403 762 4506
Remember, cell phones are not always reliable in the backcountry.