From January 12 to 14 2018, BHA staff were on hand for the 8th Annual Canuck Splitfest. Held in Revelstoke, BC, the fun event reunited industry leaders and devoted splitboarders for a full 3 days of clinics, a tradeshow, presentations and of course, riding. With avalanche awareness a focus of discussions, the precarious avalanche conditions of this season was a hot topic.

For more information on the Canuck Splitfest:  and

Full room for the Avalanche Canada Presentation

2018 Canuck Splitfest



For this installment of our “From the Archives” blog post, we’re looking back nearly 20 years to the design of Riverside Camping & RV Resort in Whistler, BC.

Brent Harley and Associates Inc. designed the 40-acre resort in 1999. The resort features a combination of walk-in sites, and full-service RV campsites, along with log cabins and Mongolian style yurts. As an added bonus for families, there is an 18-hole putting course on the edge of the Resort!

The Valley Trail and the Fitzsimmons Creek run through the property, creating a serene setting and offering visitors a car-free connection to locations throughout Whistler. The natural setting and proximity of the Resort to both the beautiful Green Lake and the Whistler Village has made this four-season resort a popular place to stay.

While a lot of our projects are at a master planning scale, this project features detailed design work including a planting plan. Most of the work we produce now is digital, but there’s no denying how great hand drawn site plans can look!

As detailed in the initial plans, as Riverside Camping & RV Resort has evolved over the years. The initial phase of development to the east of Fitzsimmons Creek was complemented by Phase 2, which has seen additional full-service camping sites (and more yurts!) developed to the west of the Creek.



Whether it’s in the resort or in the backcountry, education is a critical component of snow safety.  With snow safety initiatives now including youth education programs, teaching important outdoor skills to young skiers and snowboarders is becoming a focus of many mountain and resort communities.

Read more about it in this great article by Jack Foersterling in the latest Powder Magazine: