February 28, 2013 – Princeton youth attended an avalanche awareness program at PSS last Thursday, Feb. 28. Backcountry Avalanche Awareness expert Brad Atkins of Vernon, BC made the trip to Princeton to share his knowledge and fun with Princeton youth who enjoy snowmobiling, skiing and boarding on local mountains surrounding Princeton.
Youth learned how to use the Canadian Avalanche website bulletins at www.avalanche.ca as a tool for information on conditions to assist everyone in being aware and making informed decisions before going out to enjoy the backcountry in a safe manner. Informational videos, learning to use three essential tools for avalanche rescue (shovel, probe and transmitter), and discussion were given to the young people attending. This was an awareness program that leads to a certified course with Canadian Avalanche Association.
This program was sponsored by the Town of Princeton Parks, Recreation and Culture Department in partnership with Backcountry Avalanche Awareness and the Canadian Avalanche Association.