The term "wilderness skiing and snowboarding" shall include all activities, accommodation, transportation, events and services provided, arranged, organized, conducted, sponsored or authorized by the operator and shall include, but is not limited to: skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, hiking, snowshoeing and other form of backcountry travel; rental or use of skis, snowboards or other equipment; demonstrations; orientational and instructional courses; loading, unloading and travel by or movement in or around helicopters, snowcats, snowmobiles and other motorized vehicles; and other activities, events and services in any way connected with or related to wilderness activities.
The use of helicopter or snowcat skiing premises and facilities, and participation in these activities, involves various risks, dangers and hazards. It is a condition of your use of the premises and facilities and your participation in helicopter or snowcat skiing or snowboarding that you assume all risk of personal injury, death or property loss resulting from any cause whatsoever, including negligence, breach of contract, or breach of any duty of care on the part of the operator. Your legal responsibility as a user of the premises and facilities or participant in activities provided by the operator is explained in the following notice, which you will see posted on the premises.
Also, be aware of the Cross Country Responsibility Code and Mountain Bike Responsibility Code .
While wilderness skiing, skiers and snowboarders may use a variety of transportation methods such as helicopters, snowcats, and snowmobiles. Users should be familiar with the use of these transportation methods for their own safety and the safety of others. Guides, drivers and pilots will provide safety briefings that inform users about the process for loading, riding, and unloading. Pay attention and obey these briefings. If you are unfamiliar with helicopters, snowcats, or snowmobiles, or have questions, please ask your guide for assistance and direction.
If your ski buddy falls into a tree well, you must respond as quickly as possible to rescue them.
See more on tree well safety at www.deepsnowsafety.org and the Tree Well Rescue Best Practices bulletin.
Helmets – it is strongly recommended to wear helmets for skiing and riding. Skiers and snowboarders are encouraged to educate themselves on the benefits and limitations of helmet usage. See more on snow sport helmets at http://www.myhelmet.ca/ .
Avalanches – Take an avalanche course. Learn more about avalanches through Avalanche Canada at https://www.avalanche.ca/ .
Don’t overdo it. Be aware of fatigue; many visitors are on vacation and might not be conditioned to ski/ride long days. Warm up in the morning and stretch it out, then tone it down in the afternoon. Stay hydrated and carry a snack with you to keep you fueled.
If in doubt, ask your guide.
We acknowledge that the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of the Okanagan Synlix, the Ktunaxa, and the Sinixt peoples, and is home to the Métis and many diverse Indigenous persons.