Kicking Horse Mountain Resort wants to make sure the people in the community have all the information they need to stay alive this winter season.
“We’re doing an annual event, I think it’s our tenth year, and it’s called Staying Alive,” said Jordan Petrovics, manager corporate alliances and media relations for Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.
“It’s spearheaded by our mountain safety team. So it’s really a mountain awareness night.”
Outdoor winter activities is part of what makes this area unique, but there are dangers that go along with it, especially if you are not prepared.
“The Canadian Avalanche Centre is coming out to do a talk about some really basic avalanche awareness… We’ve also teamed up with the Golden Snowmobile Club this year. We really want to get that message out there about how important it is to make educated decisions when you’re heading out into the backcountry,” said Petrovics.
The people in the Golden area tend to be very savvy when it comes to mountain safety, but it is important to maintain that high level of awareness said Petrovics.
“I think our local community has a very high percentage of people who are well educated… But there’s always younger generations of people coming up, and there are always new people moving into the community who need this information. The more we can do to keep getting that message out there, the better for the community.”
Staying Alive will be at the Golden Seniors Centre on Thursday Dec. 8 from 7 to 10 p.m.
“Every year the event grows and expands, so we’re excited to keep it going and do more with it. It’s also a great opportunity to mix, mingle and meet other people who are into doing the same kind of things as you,” said Petrovics.