10 Commandments for Mountain Snowmobilers
Remember, you are never too young or too old to be safer in avalanche terrain.
- Know the current avalanche forecast for the area of your trip.
- Have a plan for your trip, and choose terrain based on the avalanche forecast. The higher the avalanche danger, the simpler the terrain should be.
- Have a Plan B for simpler terrain if avalanche conditions are at all questionable. If in doubt, always choose simpler terrain.
- Ensure everyone in your group has a properly working avalanche transceiver, shovel, and probe on their person, and knows how to use it.
- Only allow one person on the hill at a time.
- Watch or gather in safe areas only, never in avalanche runout zones or terrain traps.
- Always pay attention to snow conditions and the terrain above you as you move through areas.
- If crossing an avalanche path, expose only one person at a time.
- Gather frequently in safe areas, and discuss your route and observations.
- If you see others in unsafe situations, speak up.
Courtesy of the Snowmobile Working Committee (SledCom) for the Canadian Avalanche Centre