Whistler is an amazing playground for snowboarders but there are risks to this amazing adventure sport. The obvious ones are falling and breaking a bone or getting stuck in an avalanche however a tree well or SIS incident is potentially more dangerous.
Here’s some useful information on tree wells and tips to keep you safe while riding the mountain this season.
What is a tree well and why can it be dangerous?
A tree well is a void or depression that forms around a tree when snow accumulates around the base, but not under the lower branches or around the tree trunk. These voids are hidden from view by the tree’s low hanging branches and can get progressively deeper as the snowpack height increases. Tree wells are dangerous due to snow-immersion suffocation (SIS)
Winter is on the way and so is the new trailer for Magnetic, the first ever full length snowboard and ski movie filmed at a single location snow resort (whistler Blackcomb) to give you a taste of what its like to ride here on camp with us in Whistler.
Attention all qualified level 2 snowboard instructors, Club Med in Hokkaido Japan is recruiting for the 2017-18 snow season.
To apply you must meet the follwing requirements ● hold an Internationally recognised Snowboard Instructor Qualication ● Be eligible for a Japanese WHV or for Sponsorship (details provided upon application) ● Have an open mind, passion for people, outgoing and engaging personality, plus a high level of maturity