The Big Picture Documentaries

PART 3: PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES
IS THE PULL OF THE BACKCOUNTRY PUSHING OUR LIMITS?
Backcountry skiing is the fastest growing segment of the snowsport industry, but are people ready to accept their responsibilities when they step beyond the boundary? Ski resorts are at the front lines of backcountry access to winter wilderness and they play a vital role in backcountry safety.
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We can do more together than we can alone. Whistler Blackcomb and the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation are proud to support the following organizations as part of our commitment to the future of skiing and snowboarding. Please consider making a donation toward positive change.

Stretch your contribution: For any donation made at the local level, the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation will match your dollars, up to $50,000 CAD, and will allocate those funds to the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation EnviroFund.

Whistler Search & Rescue

(LOCAL)

The Whistler Search and Rescue (WSAR) Society is a registered non-profit organization in the province of British Columbia. It’s primary function is that of a community resource to assist the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and other agencies in a variety of search and rescue functions including civil emergencies, and promotes public education in mountain and wilderness safety. Whistler SAR was established in 1973 as a non–profit society and has grown to become a 30+ member volunteer team comprised of highly trained mountain, rope and avalanche rescue personnel. Funding for Whistler SAR is by donation and through annual fundraising events.

Stretch your contribution: For any donation made at the local level, the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation will match your dollars, up to $50,000 CAD, and will allocate those funds to the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation EnviroFund.

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Avalanche Canada

(CANADA)

Avalanche Canada is Canada’s national public avalanche safety organization, providing daily avalanche forecasts for most of the mountainous regions of western Canada throughout the winter. Avalanche Canada also develops and coordinates public avalanche education, delivers youth awareness and training seminars, and creates programs for specific user groups. Avalanche Canada is a non-profit and non-government organization based in Revelstoke, BC.

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American Avalanche Association

(UNITED STATES OF AMERICA)

The American Avalanche Association (AAA) promotes and supports professionalism and excellence in avalanche safety, education, and research in the United States. Founded in 1986, the AAA is a membership-based organization that strives to connect and share information amongst avalanche professionals from all segments of the avalanche industry and geographical regions of the country. Current key programs include: publishing The Avalanche Review, maintaining the website avalanche.org, and developing and overseeing the AAA Pro Training Program.
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YOUR RESOURCES

Learn more about the resources available to skiers and boarders accessing the backcountry from Whistler Blackcomb.

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The Big Picture Documentaries

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PART 1: CONFLICTED OBSESSIONS
IS OUR THIRST FOR ADVENTURE THREATENING OUR ENVIRONMENT? Watch Now
PART 2: TECH TRAP
WHAT IF KIDS STOPPED PLAYING OUTSIDE? Watch Now
PART 4: SURVIVE OR THRIVE
WHAT’S THE FUTURE OF SKI RESORTS? Watch Now

 

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