Preliminary shut down

It has been an exceptional winter but due to extenuating circumstances VIACS has decided to do its part to “flatten the curve”. Due to Covid 19 and the government’s request to limit non-essential travel “the stay at home request”, we have decided to suspend our avalanche forecasting services until further notice. We remain an independent avalanche service and will continue to provide our services to you next winter . Until then, stay healthy, think of those around you. If you have to travel in the backcountry for work or essential services, please make conservative choices as our healthcare system on Vancouver Island is already under pressure.

If you are rescue services or need to travel through avalanche terrain for your essentials, here are things to still consider….