Avalanche Warning Issued Along BC-Alberta Border

By CKPGToday
February 8, 2018 - 4:00pm Updated: February 8, 2018 - 5:34pm

REVELSTOKE — If you're planning to go skiing this long weekend, you'll want to avoid aggressive terrain which can trigger an avalanche. Avalanche Canada has issued an immediate Special Public Avalanche Warning for recreational backcountry users. It applies to various regions along the BC-Alberta border including the northern Rockies and the Cariboos.

"The decrease in natural avalanches coupled with improved weather and the long weekend is a classic situation where skiers and snowmobilers venture into more aggressive terrain where they might trigger avalanches themselves or be struck from above," says Mark Bender, a senior avalanche forecaster for Avalanche Canada. "People might be surprised by how large an avalanche can be triggered and how far it could run." If you're unfamiliar with avalanche terrain, avoid it altogether or hire a professional guide.

For current avalanche conditions, visit Avalanche Canada

Full Map Image. Photo Credit: Avalanche Canada

Quesnel Connector Proposed

Join the Discussion

We are happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules: Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards. See full commenting rules.