MWAR Avalanche Safety Information


Avalanche Safety Information

Please make sure you are aware of avalanche control activity by the paid patrol before heading out.

Pay attention to the radio chatter about current avalanche control activity.

Ø Know the current avalanche zones currently being worked (see map) and the cleared zones.

Ø Stay out of zones with active avalanche control activity and only enter cleared zones.

Ø If you do not know if a zone has been cleared, radio Dispatch for an update.


Zone A: Upper Ricks Ride to Upper Sunrise

Zone B: Upper East Bull to Upper Tyee

Zone C: Flank and West Bowl

Zone D: Outback

See the map below for the zone areas



For more information on current avalanche risk, read the Vancouver Island Avalanche Bulletin every day before you head out to patrol.