FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Avalanche Canada has announced it is introducing a new addition to its online education roster, aimed at backcountry beginners.

The new online tutorial is Avy Savvy which is aimed at new users of the winter backcountry and provides a solid introduction to avalanche safety.

Along with avalanche safety fundamentals, Avy Savvy explains the many tools available to backcountry users on the Avalanche Canada website, such as the daily forecast and the online trip planner. Videos, images, animations, and interactive quizzes all help the learning process.

Avy Savvy is currently available in English and is being translated into French.

Avalanche Canada is Canada’s national public avalanche safety organization, with a vision to inspire, engage, and empower recreationists to enjoy Canada’s winter backcountry and be safe from avalanches.