Back country users take caution, an avalanche warning is in effect for much of the central interior mountain regions. The warning extends through the Cariboo, North and South Columbia’s, and the Northern Rockies.
Snow storms across the province have buried a weak layer that is particularly prevalent at lower elevations. However, due to the amount of new snow, all elevation bands are potentially hazardous, explains James Floyer, Avalanche Canada’s Forecasting Program Supervisor.
“We’ve had a relatively stable snowpack up to this point but things have changed now,” says Floyer. “We urge all recreational backcountry users to recognize this shift and to exercise more caution. Staying safe in the backcountry this weekend requires selecting simple, low-angled terrain, even when you’re at lower elevations below treeline.”
The warning is in effect now through Monday. For more information visit www.avalanche.ca .