Avalanche Safety Plan

Motorists and highway maintenance workers need a safe provincial transportation system during the winter months.

We partner with highway maintenance contractors in order to:

  • Ensure the safety of all highway users
  • Minimize the frequency and duration of avalanche related road closures

Avalanche Safety Plan

The avalanche safety plan provides an established set of practices related to working in highway operations and maintenance in avalanche terrain.

l – Introduction & Geographic Description

* NOTE Appendix I is not intended to be published in full for distribution with the Avalanche Safety Plan. Individual avalanche atlases and maps should be printed as needed for operational reference.

ll – Operational Objectives

lll – Personnel

Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure Job Descriptions

V – Equipment & Infrastructure

VI – Operational Procedures

VII – Avalanche on Highway - Avalanche Search & Rescue

VIII – Incident Review 

IX – Fieldwork Sites & Working Alone or in Isolation

X – Explosives