Week 12, 2021 – Documentary

Deadly Avalanches: Snow Wars in Canada | Free Documentary

Year after year, there is a war going on in the Canadian Rockies. The threat: avalanches – unstoppable, rumbling walls of thick snow moving at 300km/hour capable of destroying anything in their path. The only thing standing in the way of these devastating avalanches and Canada’s busiest highway, Highway Number 1, are a handful of men and women.

Snow Wars uses the latest equipment to capture the furious battle against the elements in every heart-stopping detail thanks to the latest in 4K video recording technology. For the first time ever, film crews in Snow Wars gain exclusive access to accompany mobile avalanche prevention units – the brave men and women who risk their lives to protect ordinary Canadians. We follow the mobile avalanche control teams – specialist units armed with explosives and Vietnam War era howitzer cannons.