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Tree Well Safety in Whistler

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) 

TurboDojo Trailer - Absinthe Films

TurboDojo is the new Absinthe Film set to hit the screen this fall.  Check out the official trailer.  

TurboDojoTrailer OFFICIAL

Magnetic Trailer - Whistler Blackcomb

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.  

Official Trailer: MAGNETIC - A Whistler Blackcomb Movie [4K]


Snowboard Instructor Jobs Club Med Japan

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 Qualication
● 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

Freeride Camp Video 2017

Pro Ride Freeride Camp 2017

The Whistler snow season of 2016-17 was one full of powder days, tree riding and cliff dropping. Check out the fun campers had exploring both Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains.

 

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