Snowmobile club expresses its sympathy

The Revelstoke Snowmobile Club has issued a letter expressing its sympathy to the friends and families of snowmobilers caught in last Saturday’s avalanche on Boulder Mountain.

Here is the test of the letter in its entirety:

The Revelstoke Snowmobile Club, British Columbia Snowmobile Federation and Snowmobile Revelstoke Society would like to send our deepest sympathies to the families and friends of the snowmobiler’s caught in the recent avalanche.  For over 40 years the Revelstoke Snowmobile Club has promoted environmental stewardship and safety programs throughout the area.  As members of Canadian Avalanche Center we work closely to promote avalanche awareness to the general snowmobiling public.  While it is unfortunate that this incident occurred snowmobiling in the backcountry has inherent risks and through proper education snowmobilers are able to make better informed decisions while recreating in the mountains.  The Revelstoke Snowmobile Club will continue to promote snowmobile backcountry safety to all recreational snowmobilers in an effort to reduce this type of incident.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the volunteers with the Provincial Emergency Program from Revelstoke and the surrounding communities.  We would also like to thank Mayor Dave Raven and the community of Revelstoke for their support.  Thank you to the medical response teams for their quick response to an unfortunate incident.  Last but not least thank you to the many snowmobilers that took immediate rescue action on the hill.