Avalanche control program

Each winter, Parks Canada and the Canadian Armed Forces work together to release avalanches in a controlled manner before they become a threat to the transportation corridor

Ski touring with the Winter Permit System

If you plan to tour in Glacier National Park, be aware that many areas of the park have restricted and prohibited access in winter — which are defined and managed within the Winter Permit System

Resources

Avalanche Terrain Exposure Scale

The Avalanche Terrain Exposure Scale (ATES) offers an avalanche classification system based on the landscape – not the snow.

Avalanche terrain maps

Maps of common areas with major runout zones highlighted.

Winter Terrain Atlas

The Winter Terrain Atlas provides valuable visual terrain information to backcountry users of Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks.