Building on the success of the first three events (2011, 2012, and 2013) we’re stoked to announce the 4th Annual Canuck Splitfest presented by Prior will be held January 4th and 5th in Revelstoke, BC.
All proceeds from the Canuck Splitfest presented by Prior will be donated to the Canadian Avalanche Foundation.
Follow the event in this year's official thread
Where: Rogers Pass, BC (nearest international airports: Kelowna, BC and Calgary, AB)
Lodging: See lodging page
Parks Admission Fee:$7.80/day or $39.20 for an annual pass (available at the Rogers Pass Discovery Centre)
Parks Access Permit: In Rogers Pass, Parks Canada and the Canadian Forces operate the world’s largest mobile avalanche control program to keep the Trans-Canada Highway and the Canadian Pacific Railway open. Access to many areas of Glacier National Park is restricted or prohibited in the winter. The Winter Permit System allows backcountry visitors to enter restricted areas when avalanche control artillery gunfire is not planned. The Winter Permit System protects backcountry users from the danger of direct artillery fire and the resulting avalanches.
Daily Winter Permits are available at the Rogers Pass Discovery Centre. Annual Winter Permits are also available after passing an on-line quiz at parkscanada.gc.ca/skirogerspass Avalanche control work is conducted to keep the transportation corridor open, and does not render backcountry slopes safe for winter recreationists. Anyone traveling into the backcountry in winter should have proper training to assess avalanche terrain and conditions, as well as the appropriate equipment and skills for self-rescue.
Canuck Splitfest fee: $0 but donations are encouraged. Amounts over $25 will receive a tax receipt from the Canadian Avalanche Foundation (a registered Canadian charity)
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/CanuckSplitfest
Avalanche Bulletin: http://www.pc.gc.ca/apps/psb/index_e.asp?oqAVA_PARK_ID=3
Parks Canada touring information: http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/bc/glacier/activ/activ1.aspx
Guiding service: This is an unguided event. You must be able to make your own terrain decisions. Local guiding services may be available for hire.
Raffle: Sponsors will be donating products to a raffle. Tickets will be sold and as a participant there are some great prizes already up for grabs. Some sponsors will also be bringing product to demo as well.
Proceeds: All proceeds from the raffle will be donated to the Canadian Avalanche Foundation.