Avalanche Awareness Days 2009 at Grouse Mountain

Join the Solicitor General, the AdventureSmart Team, the Provincial Emergency Program, the Canadian Avalanche Centre, and North Shore Rescue at Grouse Mountain on January 10 and 11, 2009, to promote public safety in the face of avalanche hazards. Avalanche Awareness Days is an annual public education initiative, and the event is very timely this year in light of the province-wide focus on issues concerning snow instability and access to uncontrolled terrain.

As part of the annual campaign, everyone is encouraged to attend and learn about outdoor safety and snow awareness. The AdventureSmart Team will demonstrate new safety equipment and survival techniques proven to save lives.

A press conference will be held on Saturday, January 10, at 10 a.m. by British Columbia's Public Safety Minister and Solicitor General, the Honourable John van Dongen, in front of the Peak Chalet at Grouse Mountain. The executive director of the Provincial Emergency Program, Cam Filmer, will also speak. Media interested in attending the event are advised to contact the public relations office at Grouse Mountain on Friday, January 9, to arrange Skyride passes for personnel.

Please note that Saturday will be an exceptionally busy day atop Grouse Mountain and advance notice of your attendance is required to secure a spot on the Skykride.

For more information, please contact:

William Mbaho
Manager, Public Relations & Communications
Grouse Mountain Resorts Ltd.
Direct: 604.998.4255
Mobile: 604.764.8522
Fax: 604.984.7234