Avalanche Services for Industry

We have experience in a variety of the resource sectors in northwest BC – Forestry, Mining, Oil & Gas, Hydro, Rail, Public Safety, Film.

Worksafe BC Regulations for avalanche safety best practices are now in effect at all work sites in British Columbia. We can assist you from planning to implementation of programs.

Avalanche Consulting

Hyland Backcountry provides the following risk management services:

Avalanche Training for Workers

• Avalanche Risk Assessments

• Avalanche Safety Plans

• ATES Terrain Ratings

Please contact us to discuss your Snow Avalanche Risk for your project

 

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Industrial Avalanche Awareness

Hyland Backcountry developed this course to assist a worker in avalanche terrain for industrial settings such as oil & gas, hydro, mining, or forestry.

This course is for companies who are working on some of the large natural resource projects in the northwest under established Avalanche Safety Plans, and who need employees trained for such.

Students will learn:

  • Basic Avalanche Formation
  • Identifying Avalanche Terrain
  • Understanding a Worksite Avalanche Forecast
  • Worksite Specific Hazards
  • Avalanche Rescue & PPE

All courses are customized & private for your company

Duration: 8 Hours

Dates: Call to schedule

Class Size: Minimum 6 / Maximum 12

Price: $199/student + GST (Employers will provide students with required avalanche PPE. Rentals are available)

* This course in no way represents or replaces an Avalanche Safety Plan or Avalanche Risk Assessment and does not qualify a worker to make worksite specific avalanche hazard forecasts

 

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Avalanche Awareness for Helicopter Pilots

Hyland Backcountry lead instructor Sean Fraser has over 20 years  flight experience, and well over 1000Hrs of airtime in rotary wing operations throughout western Canada with a variety of AC types.

This course was developed to teach pilots the basics of avalanche safety, and to assist them in making better decisions during winter mountain flight operations.

The course should be considered for new pilots, or those just completing mountain flight training, or experienced pilots who want to learn more about snow avalanches. It is also appropriate for Chief Pilots, field AME’s, Ops Managers and OHS Reps.

Students will learn:

  • Basic Avalanche Formation
  • Identifying Avalanche Terrain
  • Understanding a Worksite Avalanche Forecast
  • Avalanche Hazards Specific to Helicopter Operations
  • Avalanche Rescue & The Role of the Pilot

All courses are customized & private for your company

Duration: 4 Hours

Dates: Call for availability

Class Size: Up to 10 students

Cost: $1000/Course + GST

 

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Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue Course

March 16-17, 2019

Smithers, BC

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Private Guiding

March & April, even May offer up some of the best skiing in the area of the season. There are lots of classic tours, or let me know if you have something in mind.

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The Galleon - Guided Trip

This spring classic goes deep into the Babine Mtns Park. Conditions dependent, we will ski one of the classic couloirs visible from town.Trip participants must be very fit, and able to travel a long day of @ 30km & 1600m ascent.

March 31, 2019

Smithers, BC

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The 7000' - Guided Trip

The complex alpine tour starts from the ski area, through Big Simpsons Gulch, and down the Kathlyn Face. Participants must be strong and fit skiers. Early starts are required for this tour. This trip is very condition and weather dependent.

Available dates: Please contact us

Smithers, BC

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Rocher Deboule Range Spring Basecamp

We will fly into the rugged Rocher Deboule Range and set up camp for the weekend. Participants will need to provide their own winter camping equipment, and should have previous experience with spring ski camping

April 26-28, 2019

Smithers, BC

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