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How to Survive a Tree Well

Skiing on a snowboarder’s blindside often feels like the most dangerous place on the mountain. But according to a study by the B.C. Coroner Service, a skier is more likely to die from falling in a tree well than a collision with a boarder. “We don’t talk about drowning in the snow much,” says Brian … More »

How Dangerous?

How dangerous is skiing? It’s a difficult subject to discuss when statistics and anecdotes clash. by RYAN STUART in the December 2017 issue The Globe and Mail reported in October that Alberta and Ontario skiers and snowboarders have less than a 1/20th chance of ending up in the E.R. with a brain injury than hockey … More »

How to Survive a Tree Well

It seems every winter we hear about cases where people get trapped and sometimes suffocate in tree wells, the deep doughnut holes that form around the base of both big and small trees. If you aren’t able to alert help, or self-rescue, there’s a chance that you could join this unfortunate list. Here are a … More »

Assigning Blame

Will a case presently before the B.C. Supreme Court impact the relationship between you and your ski buddies? * by Ron Betts from the Winter 2014 issue How many skiers have found themselves in this situation? A ski instructor with a group of young, giggling kids, all hopped up on hot chocolate and adrenaline, asks … More »

tree well

How to Survive a Tree Well

Skiing on a snowboarder’s blindside often feels like the most dangerous place on the mountain. But according to a study by the B.C. Coroner Service, a skier is more likely to die from falling in a tree well than a collision with a boarder. “We don’t talk about drowning in the snow much,” says Brian … More »

How Dangerous?

How dangerous is skiing? It’s a difficult subject to discuss when statistics and anecdotes clash. by RYAN STUART in the December 2017 issue The Globe and Mail reported in October that Alberta and Ontario skiers and snowboarders have less than a 1/20th chance of ending up in the E.R. with a brain injury than hockey … More »

How to Survive a Tree Well

It seems every winter we hear about cases where people get trapped and sometimes suffocate in tree wells, the deep doughnut holes that form around the base of both big and small trees. If you aren’t able to alert help, or self-rescue, there’s a chance that you could join this unfortunate list. Here are a … More »

Assigning Blame

Will a case presently before the B.C. Supreme Court impact the relationship between you and your ski buddies? * by Ron Betts from the Winter 2014 issue How many skiers have found themselves in this situation? A ski instructor with a group of young, giggling kids, all hopped up on hot chocolate and adrenaline, asks … More »

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