Certain areas of the mountain are prone to avalanche and require mountain patrol to control these areas prior to shooting. This procedure can only be accomplished during daylight and needs to be co-ordinated with mountain patrol
This should be considered when choosing locations and setting schedules.
Stay within designated areas at all times. Extreme caution should be used when walking on snow surfaces
At various times of the year, crevasses and general glacier travel require substantial consideration, safety and rigging.
Rock fall and landslide areas become more of a hazard during spring and fall seasons and during periods of intense rain or snow melt.
Do not walk in untracked sections of snow, and remain in designate areas at all times when working on glaciers or near cliff bands
Canadian Mountain Productions enforces a strict lightning and extreme storm policy, where evacuation of everyone on the mountain is mandatory.
The mountain is a no smoking zone – cigarettes can cause fire damage and are harmful to wildlife. Smoking permitted in designated areas only.
Smoking during high fire season is not permitted.
4x4 PASSENGER VANS
Equipment includes: fuel, backcountry repair kit, tire chains, fire equipment,
roof rack and trailer hitch
Maximum capacity is 14 passengers
Travel is limited to existing roads on Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains
Ideal to get to the snow line in Spring and Fall
4x4 CREW CAB AND FLAT DECK
The flat deck is an excellent place for all the grip gear, camera and
Travel is limited to existing roads
Ideal to get to the snow line in spring and fall
Equipment includes Fuel, backcountry repair kit, tire chains, fire equipment
and trailer hitch
10’, 20’ and 30’ trailers
Hold 2, 4 and 6 snowmobiles respectively
Also available to move gear and equipment
Snowmobiles carry a maximum of one passenger.
All operators are supplied by Canadian Mountain Productions.
Snowmobile trailers are available to carry equipment only.
Snowmobiles and snowcats may be restricted to designated areas.
Travel by snowmobile may not at any time interfere with skier traffic
Time of travel and number of snowmobiles are restricted at certain times
\ seasons depending on location.
Ride time from the Valley to Rendezvous is 45 minutes.
If you have never been on a snowmobile/ATV or snowcat before, please notify
Snow coaches effectively transport personnel and sensitive film/camera
Examples of use: grooming, build jumps, build winter roads
The passenger compartment can be converted into a mobile stand-up change
room, VIP lounge and warming area. Holds garment racks and hair/make-up studio.
Passenger / cargo combinations not to exceed 2850 lbs.
Blade carriers available for gear transport.
Snowcat operators have limited visibility during operation; clearance
from the operator must be given when approaching or moving behind the snowcat.
No one is permitted to enter the snowcat cockpit at anytime without driver
Do not walk on snowcat tracks
Only the operator is to open the back door. Only load/unload with ladder
stairs. Do not jump from snowcat.
Helicopters are fun, but dangerous.
All crew will be adamantly directed around the helicopters while loading
and unloading. No one is to approach the helicopter or ground supervisor
without prior consent.
Please follow the safety guidelines laid out by your pilot and safety
TIME FRAME CONSIDERATIONS
1 to 1.5 hours are required to travel from the valley to the high alpine areas with loaded vehicles.
Spring and fall conditions require access by 4x4 vehicles to the snowline to transfer to a snowcat or snowmobile.
Location scouting is best scheduled during the early morning hours or afternoon after skier traffic has cleared the mountain
Load capacity for equipment is subject to snow conditions and terrain variations. Equipment will not be overloaded.
Remember to account for unloading and reloading when scheduling equipment movements.
Spring conditions mean preparation of snow by snowcat, which must be factored into schedule
Loading/Unloading chairlifts: Any baggage you have must be carry on. Ensure any straps are secure so as to not tangle on the chairs.
The chairlifts are detachable. They will slow down in the terminals, but will not be stopped for loading equipment purposes.
Seasonal weather requires winter clothing at most times of the year. Individuals not prepared for the elements will be denied access.
Sunblock, sunglasses, hats, long-sleeve shirts with a collar are mandatory year round.
Footwear should equal a warm winter boot or sturdy hiking boot always, gaiters are worthwhile in all conditions.
Winter and Rain gear available for rental.
AFTER HOURS SKI OUT POLICY
All skiers must leave the mountain at the same time and travel with two snowmobile escorts. There are no exceptions to this policy.
MEALS ON THE HILL
If providing catering, please allow for early morning breakfasts for RCWS staff and crews, prior to travelling on the mountain.
Food shuttle by snowmobile, 4x4 vehicle and lifts depending on the season and location is possible.
The use of on-mountain restaurants may be suitable for those on skis. Shuttles may also be logistically beneficial depending on locations. Restaurant/Building access should be co-ordinated with the Locations Manager and Whistler/Blackcomb Public Relations.
Bring 1 liter of water per person, per day minimum
All garbage must be bought down the mountain by the production company at the end of every day and taken to own garbage compactor.
HONEY HUT OPTIONS
Shuttle to and from locations via snowmobiles or other is possible at some locations.
Fly honey huts to location
Carneys Waste Systems: 604 892 5604
Some areas require specific permits. Ie. Blackcomb Glacier.
T-bog rescue sled, snowcats, lifts, helicopter.
Ski patrol, CSA staff (OFA and or Advanced Wilderness)
CSA protocol requires any accidents/incidents to be recorded and investigated. This process exceeds WCB regulations.