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Traveling in the Backcountry? Send us your observations and become eligible for the Blue Touque "Tip of the Month" prize.

If you have any information about conditions or activity in the back country or If you have observed avalanche activity or been involved in an avalanche, please send your obeservations to us at Each month we'll pick the best contribution to win a prize from the Blue Toque Sport Swap.


The Vancouver Island Avalanche Centre Society hosts two major events which are both a huge amount of fun, as well as important fundraisers to keep the bulletin alive!

Vancouver Island Backcountry Festival

Each winter in February the Vancouver Island Avalanche Centre Society brings you the Backcountry Fest at Mount Cain. The event includes guided educational backcountry laps with ACMG guides by donation to the bulletin, an amazing raffle with mind-bogglingly good prizes from our sponsors, a beer garden and a late night DJ dance party on the snow in the woods!

The event runs February 10-13th, 2017 at Mount Cain. For more information, check out the event page on Facebook, or the website

Party for the Bulletin

The date for the 9th Annual Party for the Bulletin is January 28th, 2017 and it's going to be a blast as usual!

The formula is pretty simple: you turn up at the Riding Fool Hostel on Saturday, January 28th, 2017. You enjoy some fine brew supplied by our friends at Cumberland Brewing. You dance with your friends to the awesome tunes. You go and bid on an array of silent auction items that make snow lovers drool (think, skis, transceivers, outdoor clothing etc. etc.) 

We've got gear from Black Diamond, Helly Hansen, Smartwool, and more! 

And while you enjoy all this fine snow related hedonism you are actually being the ultimate altruist as you are supporting the Vancouver Island Avalanche Bulletin.


Click HERE for a link to tickets

Tickets will also be on sale at Ski Tak Hut in Courtenay and at Tarbell's Deli in Cumberland.

This event always sells out so get your tickets now!