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( YAA) Yukon Avalanche Association

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Issue: 2018-11-14, PHOTO: Courtesy of Yukon Backcountry Skiing

Yukon Backcountry Skiing’s owner, Claude Vallier, introduces his two girls, Kiona and Heidi, to the world by making a movie of skiing the wild Yukon mountains. “I didn’t really want to make a movie, but after participating in other movies and TV... Read more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2018-03-07, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

With the prime backcountry skiing time of spring fast approaching, it’s important to know some safe tips and where to get information before heading out there. In collaboration with Yukon Avalanche Association President Jasmin Dobson and... Read more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2017-03-15, Photo: Courtesy of Claude Vallier

Interest in backcountry skiing in the Yukon has taken off, especially among tourists, says backcountry ski expert and guide Claude Vallier. Vallier recently published a backcountry guide book to the Haines Pass, to accompany the guide book he... Read more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2017-01-11, PHOTO: Ben Horowitz

For many Yukoners, enjoying the backcountry is an integral part of their lifestyle whether they love to ski, snow machine, snowshoe or run sled dogs. They rely on their own experiences and common sense to keep themselves safe. Some have tuned into... Read more

Yukon Winter

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Courtesy of Michelle Christensen

Michelle Christensen follows a routine before she heads to the backcountry for a day of skiing. It’s a safety routine, and it starts in her living room. She checks the weather and road forecasts, and logs into the Avalanche Canada website for trip Read more

Yukon Winter

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Courtesy of Michelle Christensen

As the first fatality of the 2011-2012 snow season is reported (a snowmobiler in Prince George, B.C.), Kristie Simpson muses that the timing for the new Yukon avalanche forecast system couldn't be more crucial. Simpson, a board member of the Yukon... Read more

Yukon Winter