Avalanche and Safety Tips
You will come across the following sign at the booths and at the Boulder Cabin. The terrain evaluation and costs to design and make these signs was covered by Recreation Sites and Trails BC. We would like to thank Ken Gibson, Recreation Officer for his commendable commitment to promoting avalanche awareness and safety. A terrain guide is available at each trail head or you can download a PDF copy by clicking on the following links.
Check Your Beacon
Each Trailhead is equipped with Beacon Checkers. When you purchase your trail pass stop by the beacon checker and get visual verification that your becaon is transmitting correctly. If it is transmitting correctly you will see a green circle and if it is not you will see the red X.
~ Special thank you to Ken Gibson of Sites and Trails British Columbia for providing the funding to purchase the beacon checker units.
- Please ride safe!
- Never sled alone.
- Always check avalanche conditions and make sure you are equipped with an avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel. We strongly recommend that all snowmobilers take an avalanche course.
- Let others know where you are planning to ride and for how long. If you are riding Boulder Mountain or Frisby Ridge, please take the time to sign in and out at the cabin. Enjoy your ride!
- Watch for Grooming Equipment, and give them the right – of – way.
- Do not drink alcohol, or use drugs while snowmobiling.
- Stay on your side of the trails.
- Be aware of changing weather.
- Monitor your speed on trails, expect oncoming traffic.
- Carry emergency gear like food, matches, belts.
- In the event of an emergency, please use FRS/GMRS- Channel #4 for Revelstoke Search and Rescue.
- Tell someone where you are going.
- Take out what you pack in, parts included.
- Respect all wildlife.
- Respect other winter users.
- Respect habitat and young trees.
- Respect structures, cabins, machinery.
Come play with us, but be sure to protect your investments!
Theft Prevention Tips
Park your vehicles in a well-lit area - Thieves don’t like to be spotted, so park in an area with good visibility and lots of pedestrian traffic.
Disable your tow vehicle at night! ~ Remove a battery terminal, coil, distributer cap, etc.
Invest in anti-theft devices ~ These are available for both your tow vehicle, your trailer and your snowmobile.
Securely lock all of your equipment! ~ Lock your trailer to your tow vehicle or to something secure.
Mark Your sleds with an identification number ~ Engrave your driver’s license in a conspicuous place.
Record all identifying info on your equipment ~ This includes your sleds, truck and trailer. Keep this information seperate from your machine.
Always check avalanche bulletins prior to riding ~ http://www.avalanche.ca or 1-800-667-1105
Take an avalanche course
Carry safety & avalanche gear (and know how to use it)
Never ride alone
Let someone know when you’re leaving and expect to return
Don’t snowmobile under the influence of alcohol or drugs
Respect wildlife and are aware of closure areas
Help others in need
PLAN, PREPARE, PLAY!